Nevember 4th – December 11th, 2011
Opening reception: November 4th, 6 – 9pm
Open Weekends: 12 – 6pm and by appointment
Location: 722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
Directions: L – train to Graham Avenue [map]
2nd Friday Art Walk: November 11th & December 9th,2011
A sequence is an ordered list of objects. Seriality, the quality of succession in a series, a social construct taking form in labels, either imposed or voluntarily adopted.
Camel Art PROJECT Space is pleased to present Sequence and Seriality, an exhibition of drawings, paintings, fiber reliefs and artist books that center around the notion of sequencing and grouping. The selected images can be arranged into linear and non linear narratives, either by line, color, shape or form.
Artists: Carolina Duque, Joshua Goode, Lindsay McCulloch, Sara Pringle, Bartek Walicki
Curated by: Bartek Walicki
Carolina Duque, a New York based painter turned fabric artist, crochets wool and sews cotton felt into off-white wall reliefs. The work, meticulous and focused, deals with issues of motherhood and femininity. The act of weaving, of constructing small sculptures out of thousands of woolen loops is perhaps the clearest example of sequencing. Ordered patterns parallel each other and grow, eventually forming three dimensional objects. Carolina’s work is mostly small. She displays her sculptures attached to walls. They ask to be cared for and viewed up close.
Joshua Goode is an installation artist and printmaker. His ambitious large scale installations, prints and drawings germinate in his small Texas garage. Joshua also makes artist books in his favorite medium, etching. Those, bound with heavy canvas, hand sewn and then painted, tell poignant stories. Small black and white images are grouped into narratives, some clear and other less defined. All of Joshua’s work centers around his disabled sister Sara, her relationship to her family and her presence in Josh’s psychological fabric. The installations made of wood, tar, paper and paint are reminiscent of ancient tombs; homes for the dead, places of familiar comfort. Their interiors are often lined with sequenced monotypes, linked to the larger forms by color and shape. Through his art, Joshua tells his specific mythology.
Lindsay MacCulloch is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Maryland. Her work is often based on photographs, which she takes on her daily commute to work. The images often depict suburbia devoid of human presence. Lindsay transforms the mundane photographs into powerful and haunting prints and paintings. Her etchings and monotypes, sophisticated in their execution, lend themselves perfectly toward her pictorial goals. Lindsay often displays her work in grid formation or binds her pictures into artist books, creating a visually cohesive narrative.
Sara Pringle paints easel size self portraits in her loft apartment in Brooklyn. In them, she places herself along her cat and a young man, whose image she found on the internet. The figures are in foreground of vast natural settings: mountains, the ocean. Sara has painted this subject matter for over a year now; the need for investigation of the unlikely duo driving her series. Her beautifully painted pictures address the notion of intimacy in a world quickly becoming devoid of one via the society’s attraction to online existence.
Bartek Walicki lives and works in Brooklyn. He makes drawings, prints, dioramas and stop motion animations. The time consuming animations are painted, image by image on walls or canvas. Later the photographed images are assembled into a video file, and when played back, give an illusion of movement. Bartek’s cartoons are made with water colors, ink and markers on small sheets of paper, bound into accordeon style books. Their subject matter can mix sexual fantasies and sophomoric humor with violence. Some groups of images exhibit clear progression of time, other are categorized by content. Overall, Bartek’s art investigates the relationship of invented characters to their immediate surroundings. It takes from popular culture, current events, contemporary and past artists and most of all from his imagination. The depicted stories are often whimsical or absurd but always exhibit keen awareness of the human condition.
Camel Art Space is an Artist operated exhibition Space with a focus on current trends in art within a not for profit work frame, is a member of Williamsburg Gallery Association and is participating in 2:nd Friday Art Walk. Situated in one of New York’s artistically defining neighborhoods we strive to provide an accessible exhibition platform and meeting venue for artists, curators and audience alike.
Camel Art PROJECT Space is the project wall of Camel Art Space, used for solo projects, impromptu showings and experimental groupings of art work.