Gallery Hopping: Group Show at George Berges Gallery

The show merges works featuring fantasy and nature.

Michael Carson Pink. Photo: courtesy George Berges Gallery.

Showing a group show of gallery artists George Berges Gallery’s latest show introduces of Los Angeles-based light artist Laddie John Dill into the gallery’s program.

Titled “In Perspective,” the exhibition included figurative and abstract works by Michael Carson, Kristin Jai Klosterman, Federico Infante, Eric-Roux Fontaine, and Rose Hartman.

At the salon-style space at 462 West Broadway in Soho, the exhibition investigates what the gallery calls “magical realism” presented through the lens of works in a multitude of different media such as painting, abstract sculpture, light, and photography.

Laddie John Dill Light Sentence 41 Photo: courtesy George Berges Gallery.

Laddie John Dill Light Sentence 41 Photo: courtesy George Berges Gallery.

Highlights include Dill’s light works from his “light sentences” series in which the artist constructs vertical colored neon rods that appear to be of varying width, arranged in different sequences and tints. The artist is experiencing somewhat of a revival, with his works currently on show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Meanwhile a blue-hued canvas by Roux-Fontaine depicting what appears to be an elephant swimming underwater blurs the lines between the fantastical and reality by exploring the concepts of weightlessness, inspired by the traditions of Central American and Indian art.

Kristin Jai Klosterman Symphonic Whirlwind. Photo: courtesy George Berges Gallery.

Kristin Jai Klosterman Symphonic Whirlwind. Photo: courtesy George Berges Gallery.

Nearby Klosterman’s mobiles hang from the ceiling. Constructed from painted and intricately decorated pieces of curved or curled metal and wood, the works resemble genetic structures and the codes contained within the unique sequences. Indeed, Klosterman’s work leans heavily on the Fibonacci sequence and other examples of phenomena borrowed from the natural world.

Carson’s Rose is a figurative painting depicting a woman reclining on the canvas, her red dress blends into the background of the painting, becoming one with the surface of the canvas, like camouflage.

The show merges the worlds of nature and fantasy to weave an interesting narrative through the presentation of works created in a variety of mediums.

In Perspective: Group Show” is on view at George Berges Gallery, 462 West Broadway, New York, November 17–February 15, 2016.


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