Golden Gallery is excited to bring together the work of Aliza Nisenbaum and Patricia Treib, two New York- based painters and long-time friends.
As their work has unfolded over time, so have their sympathies for one another. Through methods that alternately converge and diverge, both painters locate the act of abstraction in various external catalysts—specific points of attention and contemplation that enable a movement into spontaneous and undirected playfulness.
In We Remembered, We Anticipated a Peacock, and We Find a Peony, Nisenbaum and Treib display their works in tandem. They mirror one another: poised to reflect, deflect, and return a sense of recognition or estrangement to the viewer. Every new glimpse brings to mind the multiplicity of character. The fractured pieces allow for “a variety of selves to call upon.”
Despite ourselves, we find the painting. So it is with a friend, we place our work in the same space with a remembrance of her scale, yet stumble upon a place that is neither she nor I, but somewhere in between, a new identity.
Aliza Nisenbaum (b. 1977, Mexico City) studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and earned her MFA and BFA degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nisenbaum’s solo exhibitions include Julius Caesar and Shane Campbell Gallery, both in Chicago. Recent group exhibitions include The Great Poor Farm Experiment III, Wisconsin. In the spring her work entered the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Collection, and this fall her work was chosen for the upcoming XV Contemporary Painting Biennial for the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico. Nisenbaum lives and works in Brooklyn.
Patricia Treib (b. 1979, Saginaw, MI) received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Treib’s solo exhibitions include Golden Gallery, Chicago and John Connelly Presents, New York. Recent group exhibitions include Expanded Painting at the Prague Biennale 5, Czech Republic and A Painting Show at Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York. In April she was invited to give a lecture on her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her work will be included in the upcoming group exhibition, Four Rooms, at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland. Treib lives and works in Brooklyn.