Aspects in Landscape
Curated by Stacy Greene
February 15 – March 21, 2018
Opening reception Feb 15th, 6-8pm
Galerie Protégé is pleased to present Aspects in Landscape, the second in a series of curatorial projects by Stacy Greene. The exhibition succeeds her debut exhibition Aspects in Collage introduced in January of 2017
Aspects in Landscape explores the work of six artists whose visions of landscape evoke a range of political, emotional, surreal, ecological, absurdist, personal and sensory themes.
Peggy Bates’ pond and beach paintings see landscape as a repose for the senses.
Murphy Chang’s process drawings use melting ice to create etchings in resist.
Gregory Curry’s paintings of swirling “entities” depict the destabilization of flora and fauna.
Lisa DiLillo’s photographic arrangements of fictional botanicals fantasize potential futuristic plant evolutions.
Melanie Kozol’s scroll paintings take us through China’s Karst Mountains, atmospherically capturing an emotional rhythm of nature through paint and ink.
Charles Schindler’s wood sculptures allow the viewer to walk through an urban forest where nature has a face.
The six artists shown in Aspects in Landscape work in a wide variety of forms and mediums -- highly saturated paint colors, carbon and water, photographic manipulations, Sumi-e (black ink) painting, and mahogany and cherry wood, all transforming their interior worlds into outer ones – at times, lush; at others, disturbing, but always beautiful.
Stacy Greene, curator