Out of Bound
For Immediate Release
Out of Bounds
March 7 - April 26 2008
Opening reception: Friday, March 7th, 6 -8 pm
Tobey Fine Arts is very pleased to present Out of Bounds, new paintings by Karen Schifano.
While visually still in discourse with the minimalist geometric painting aesthetic, this exhibition makes a marked shift from that history. Off-kilter rectilinear shapes now recede and advance, producing a different kind of space; one representing conditions that are more contingent, dependent on something outside of themselves. As the viewer moves around the physical space of the gallery the paintings themselves change as well, opening many viewpoints and subjectivities to the shifting ground beneath normally comfortable mental assumptions. A dialogue is created in which space and time unfold in the viewer's perception in ways that are optically and physically tied to the human body. Everything moves and changes, all is mutable, and everything can be in and out of bounds.
Karen Schifano currently lives in New York City, and paints in Brooklyn. Out of Bounds will be her third solo exhibition with the gallery. She is a founding member of the international artists' group, the Verus Painters.
Out of Bounds opens at Tobey Fine Arts at 580 Broadway on March 7th, and continues through April 26, 2008. For further information on the exhibition please call (212) 431-7878 or visit www.tobeyfinearts.com.
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