Sunday, February 26, 2012

(you are the weatherman):

The Other Ken Weathersby
Gallery Aferro - 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
March 10 – April 14, 2012
Reception, March 10, 7pm.

"Ken Weathersby’s exhibition at Gallery Aferro includes easel-sized, patterned abstract paintings, photographic works, and several wall-mounted boxes containing tiny, crafted objects resembling miniature paintings.
The works in the show shuffle the traditional given stuff of pictures and picture-making. The paintings are subtly pulled apart, or have pieces cut out and removed, or their painted faces refuse to be seen. The wall-mounted boxes may be mere models for groupings of larger works, or may be works in themselves. This intentional ambiguity extends to photographs included in the show, paired portraits, which offer false resemblance and shifting identity in seemingly straightforward profile pictures."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

JSM at KP Gallery:

 Ris X, 2012
Acrylic and Bismuth on linen
27 x 22 inches

 Roedelius Dawn SQNC, 2012
72 x 57 1/2 inches 
Acrylic Gouache and black gesso on waxed and sewn canvas

installation view, YOU HAVE FOUND A WAY TO BE HERE at Kent Place Gallery, 2-15-12

Jeffrey Scott Mathews
The Kent Place Gallery
Tuesday, February 14 – Friday, March 9, 2012.  Reception 6-8 pm on Friday, March 9.

The surfaces Jeffrey Mathews works are incredibly palpable. They create a site where the artist compresses information, sensation and energy into a concentrated and refined form. In this mixture we see the artist’s actions and the workings of matter joined in an unusual way. An enormous amount of processing and discrete conjuring results in works both rugged and delicate. A kind of lucid, canny, post-post-modern version of the alchemist’s “philosopher’s stone” seems on the verge of forming before our eyes. These works are strange, but entirely convincing. 

see more here:
Jeffrey Scott Mathews