The Accretion of Events
The Accretion of Events is a group show that concentrates on the idea of process. As artists layer their ideas into a finite space they recede the infliction of the infinite abyss. And thus the artist is able to provide something tangible, surpassing simply an ending point but a visual accumulation of experiences and observations. Joseph Grazi's Fear Chair, a plexiglass functional dinner chair, is beautiful in design and filled with syringes and needles, simultaneously horrifying the sitter while presenting the battle between eye and mind. In Lisa Lebofsky's oil on aluminum works, she investigates the tension between the confines of physical structure with the dynamics of the boundless mind. Yun-Woo Choi's sculptural light boxes strike a balance between their ethereal materials and overall structure; culminating in a penetrating presence. Yasamin Keshtkar plays with the idea of painting as a luxury object and platform for cultural iconography. Alex Yudzon's work "explores the way we mythologize experience" by creating work that is narrative through the use of deeply rich patterned iconography.
Volume Black also welcomes newcomers Adam de Boer, Roger Borg, Liz Flores and Nathan Vincent. De Boer's painting narratives mix memory and imagination, while presenting a crossroad of reality, imagination, space and time. The neon lights of Roger Borg possess timely narratives focusing on the present as well as the formulation of the future. Paintings by Liz Flores depict the subtle disparity between how we perceive ourselves and how our body relays our inner emotions through posture. Nathan VincentÕs unique crocheted yarn taxidermies serve as a critique on currently existing gender stereotypes.