Kim Foster Gallery
529 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
November 21st - December 21st
Opening: November 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
"Particle Physical" is an exhibition of eleven gallery artists that create art from
an exhausting accumulation of minuscule parts.
The exhibition includes paintings by Dan Hernandez and Shigeru Oyatani,
assemblages by Jeff Doran, Christian Faur and D. Dominick Lombardi, and
drawings by William Brovelli, Paul Glabicki, Blanche Nettles Powers, Diane
Samuels, Jim Toia and Susan Chrysler White.
Fascinated by Spanish moss and its iconic relation to the Deep South, Blanche
Nettles Powers' Tillandsia Usneoides (Spanish moss) abstractions are a
culmination of numerous months of experimenting with its prolific characteristic.
Christian Faur uses thousands of individually hand cast wax crayons to explore
the complexity of the pixel in digital photography. Faur recreates what is hidden
from our visual perception by replacing the pixel with crayons.
D. Dominick Lombardi
D. Dominick Lombardi uses particles of sand and found objects to constitute
the core of his Urchins. His creatures comment on the satisfied consumer filled
with cheap and hopeless goods.
Dan Hernandez blurs boundaries and calls into question our notions of
iconography, collectibles, and devotion. His Genesis series is an accumulation
of imagery culled from video game graphics and Early Renaissance art.
Drawing minute circles with a very fine pen, Diane Samuels spent months
"mapping" small sections of her street at a 1:4 scale on handmade Abaca
paper. Each Mapping Sampsonia drawing contains over a quarter-million
Jeff Doran's Standing Assembly sculptures are an accumulation of difference in
similar parts. Constructed from electrostatic coated welded steel cloth that is
twisted and sewn into a variety of pieces of different sizes and assembled at
Jim Toia's Web drawings, natural masterpieces of architecture, acknowledge
both strength and fragility. Their structures are a magnificent array of
Paul Glabicki's Order series began with an Internet search of the word "Order."
Each drawing is the artist's selection and orchestration of hundreds of images
drawn from each search.
Through the build-up of oil paint, Shigeru Oyatani combines elements of
abstraction and representation, pattern and grid, and surface and illusion.
Susan C. White
Susan Chrysler White's pictorial spaces build to a crescendo on the surface,
competing for air space, trapped with no exit strategy, all alluding to our
relationship with the natural world and the human psyche.
William Brovelli's Timeline series has a specific focus on the progression of the
mark. Characters are drawn onto a panel until the image area is filled to
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