Exhibition

Soft Boundaries

30 May 2024 – 28 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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SKYE GALLERY proudly presents "Soft Boundaries," a group exhibition showcasing works by Linda Lopez, MarSha Yi Robinson, and Derrick Velasquez. Featuring ink drawings and sculptures, the exhibition invites viewers to reconsider the interplay of objects, materials, and humans.

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Soft Boundaries will be on view from May 30th to July 28th, 2024. Skye Gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 30th, located at 508 W 28th St., New York, NY 10001.

Velasquez, Lopez, and Robinson rely on vastly different processes and mediums, culminating in unique visual stories about encountering new relationships through reimagined material. Linda Lopez’s sculptures weave together porcelain with her signature “dust flurries” to give everyday objects hidden lives. Rejecting the notion of inanimacy, she imbues each creation with a language and vitality of its own, exploring the relationship between human emotions and utilitarian items. Her work invites audiences to appreciate the textures and intricacies of the mundane, prompting a reevaluation of our surroundings.

MarSha Yi Robinson’s ink drawings explore tensions between binary relationships – the feminine and masculine, the hard and soft – using India ink to reimagine the binary between nature and structure. Robinson delves into the complicated folds of intimacy and love. Geometric shapes act as both embracing vessels and protective barriers. Florals symbolize the softness and vulnerability inherent in intimacy, immersing readers in a heartscape that recalls the pain and wonder of love since passed. 

Derrick Velasquez’s wall sculptures are constructed from layers of colored vinyl that he configures into abstract sculptures that challenge viewers' perceptions of space, form, and function. Velasquez reflects on the connection between gravity and shadows, encouraging tactile encounters that resonate with the body’s experience. Each piece, evoking familiar images from the natural world like drooping rainbows and brushstrokes frozen in time, is a perceptual journey that facilitates contemplation on the parallel between art and lived experience.

“All three of these artists hold prominent Colorado roots as well as being internationally recognized,” shares owner and curator Skye Weinglass, who moved Skye Gallery from Aspen to New York in 2023. “It feels full circle to bring together these renowned Colorado artists to NYC, especially artists who are so highly respected and whose careers I've followed for over a decade.

We invite you to experience the subtle coexistence and invisible intertwinings that underpin the collective work in Soft Boundaries.

For more information on the exhibition, artists, or gallery, visit www.skyegalleryaspen.com, or contact Elizabeth Kirkhorn with requests.

CuratorsToggle

Skye Weinglass

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Derrick Velasquez

Linda Lopez

Marsha Yi Robinson

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