Matthew ShlianLight Years 26 Jun - 7 Aug 2021 “As a paper engineer, my work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design. Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifest in drawing and three dimensional forms. I use my engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture which have led to collaborations with scientists at University of Michigan. We work on the nanoscale, translating paper structures to micro folds. Our investigations extend to visualizing cellular division and solar cell development. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; I see their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration. In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor. I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity.” - Matt Shlian
Martin KlineAllover Paintings 23 Jan - 6 Mar 2021 Throughout the course of his career, Kline has examined systems of historicism and presentation, his focused and disciplined approach creating bodies of works in series, each with their distinctive visual language. Among his many investigations, Kline has looked to notions of authenticity, sincerity and originality, and, as he states, there comes a point when an artist “cannot escape Jackson Pollock.” For this exhibition, Kline presents his newest group of paintings entitled Allover, inspired by the drip technique he utilized in Dream of Pollock (for Kirk Varnedoe) back in 2007.
Peter Monaghan: FOLD21 Nov 2020 - 16 Jan 2021 Constantly probing his creative potential, Monaghan will feature a new body of work that germinated in a sketch book ten years ago. Created this year specifically for this exhibition, his geometric shapes are now folded over each other, the bends and overlapping forms allowing for new planes to generate color....
Charles and Natalie ArnoldiNatural Lineage 16 Jan - 7 Mar 2020 Although the visual language of these two Californian artists could not be more different -- the brightly colored geometric abstractions by Charles Arnoldi a bold contrast to Natalie Arnoldi's muted representational evocations of light and atmosphere -- the two share common threads in their investigative approach.