FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
High-Def: Works by Don Voisine, Aaron Parazette, Jake Longstreth, Leonhard Hurzlmeier, and Chris Corales
December 21, 2010 through January 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 6, 2011 (5:30-7:30 PM)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30-5:30 PM
Gregory Lind Gallery is proud to present High-Def, new works by artists Don Voisine, Aaron Parazette, Jake Longstreth, Leonhard Hurzlmeier, and Chris Corales. The works of the assembled artists range from hard-edged abstractions to reductive shapes that display a keen visual range, sophistication, and architectural complexity.
The wood panel works of Don Voisine comprise simple overlapping shapes set against monochromatic fields and bordered by radiant bands of contrasting colors. His pieces evince a complex interplay between transparency and opacity, surface and dimensionality.
The pieces of Aaron Parazette point to an imaginative conceptual use of materials. Parazette’s vivid style of gestural abstraction is evident in his Color Key paintings, in which uniquely shaped panels combined with brightly colored geometric abstractions bring to mind the dense world of signage in urban landscapes. His spherical and shaped canvases are indicative of the artist’s investment in color, craft, mathematics, and the mechanics of painting.
Jake Longstreth creates paintings that interrogate the expansive, often alienating landscape of suburban sprawl. Longstreth utilizes basic elements of color and shape to represent familiar places, from commodious strip malls to sparse parking lots. His light-saturated, reductive imagery points to the generic complacency of our current condition through a discerning lack of detail.
Munich-based Leonhard Hurzlmeier’s paintings employ abstract motifs and narrative to explore the materiality of his craft and the subjective, personal nature of his creations. His textured surfaces, which are ruled by a systematic grid composition, are indicative of his aesthetic, which he refers to as “Geometric Symmetry.”
Chris Corales presents new found material works: a series of three-panel cardboard folding “books” ensconced with abstracted forms that flirt with the figurative. The pieces continue in Corales’ tradition of juxtaposing unlikely assemblages from materials such as cardboard boxes, packing tape, clothing fabric, and other ephemera, and reconfiguring them into shapes that are simultaneously novel and proverbial.