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David Pappaceno, BillStickJunkTick, 2012, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"

David Pappaceno, BillStickJunkTick, 2012, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 × 48″

objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Kravets/Wehby Gallery
521 West 21st Street, 212-352-2238
Chelsea
December 15, 2012 - January 26, 2013
Reception: Saturday, December 15, 6 - 8 PM
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The Kravets/Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, a group exhibition of painting and sculpture featuring work by Devon Costello, Cheryl Donegan, Deshawn Dumas, Steve Harding, David Pappaceno, and Emily Weiner opening on Saturday, December 15th and running through January 26th.

In objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, the artists present a wide range of abstract painting and sculpture that engage with depth and perspective. David Pappaceno’s painting appropriates female figures of art history, which he then juxtaposes with his own figures and tartans. Edging of the figurative, Steve Harding manipulates his paintings by continually layering and washing away areas of paint on his canvases, calling attention simultaneously to what is present and to what is no longer there. By layering chiffon and industrial material, Deshawn Dumas, creates both a delicate and anti-utilitarian work on canvas. Emily Weiner presents a diptych of a dual image; the first is an investigation of an old masters style portrait, the other is the same image broken down into its parts. Devon Costello presents new sculpture, which uses traditional ceramic making to investigate line and color. Beginning with a gingham pattern that is typical in textiles, Cheryl Donegan, creates a fractured sense of space by forcefully interrupting the regularity of the pattern. Curated by Mika Gellman.

Kravets/Wehby Gallery will be closed for the holidays from December 22 until January 1.

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