Landlord White

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Landlord White, 2008 Pearwood And Acrylic © courtesy of the Artist and Gregory Lind Gallery
Landlord White

49 Geary St.
Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
October 25th, 2008 - November 29th, 2008
Opening: October 25th, 2008 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Sat 11-5:30 and by appointment.


Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present Landlord White, an exhibition of painted relief sculpture, photographs, and prints by New York artist Sarah Bostwick. Titles like "Post No Bills Blue," "Black Stair," and "Landlord White" describe the important role that color plays in this minimal but brightly painted body of work.

Playing with the idea of predetermined architectural tropes and how individuals work within these sets of zoning laws and cultural norms, Landlord White refers to the neutral color all apartments return to after each tenant vacates. It is the ultimate in chromatic reduction: the natural state to which everything returns within certain sectors of the rental market. While much of Bostwick's work focuses on the complex systems-based interplay between humans, time, and physical space, Landlord White wryly comments on the almost magisterial decree that Navajo White and Swiss Coffee be declared the official shades of chromatic neutrality. The reference to larger systems in this case is confined to the imagined accumulation of decisions that led to these conventions in the first place.

Sarah Bostwick's exhibitions include: Homecoming, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2006; Grand Apartment, Gregory Lind Gallery, 2006; The White Album, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California, 2006; and Element of the Temporary 3, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, 2002. Bostwick graduated with a degree in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. Her work is in the permanent collection of SFMOMA, and has been written about in art publications such as Art in America, Artweek, and Flash Art. This will be Sarah Bostwick's third solo exhibition at Gregory Lind Gallery. She lives and works in New York.