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SP Float, 2010 Oil on Board 18" X 24" © Edmund Wyss
Broken Down
Curated by: Edmund Wyss

492 23rd St.
Oakland, CA 94612
September 3rd, 2010 - September 26th, 2010
Opening: September 3rd, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.hatchgallery.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
adam@hatchgallery.org
PHONE:  
510.798.6566
OPEN HOURS:  
By appointment
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
TAGS:  
Representational image dissection through painting conceptual, realism
COST:  
Free Admission

DESCRIPTION

Edmund Wyss reexamines the subject of the camera through deconstruction and fragmentation in a new series of paintings.  For this artist, the mechanical camera symbolizes both the anachronism of the analog and its significant historical role of representation revealed through the medium of painting. Previously, the cohesion of geometric parts has been used to demonstrate permanence and solidity.  In this newest body of work, these elements have been sliced in half, reduced to their smallest parts and exploded into blackness.  This work is truly uncanny, like engineering plans reimaged by Dutch masters.  Wyss undertakes this transformation while maintaining his signature realist precision, contrasting technical accuracy with dramatic color and light in his paintings.  The fragility of artistic mediums, subjects and permanency are called in to question in this new work.