Cassie Raihl, Natasha Conway and Alisha Kerlin
Thomas Erben Gallery is pleased to present a three-person show, including paintings by Natasha Conway and Alisha Kerlin as well as sculptures by Cassie Raihl. Although in their late twenties, these artists have already received considerable attention through inclusions in such exhibitions as 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery London, Greater New York, MoMA PS1, and Knights Move, Sculpture Center, Long Island City.
Each of the works on display require time and scrutiny to reveal their quiet intelligence and strong determination to capture the poetic capabilities of the artists’ chosen media. In this technology driven era, it is easy to forget the role of the handmade object and the importance it plays in a contemporary context. Not overly pretentious or garishly imposing, the artists in this exhibition force the viewer to look beneath what is literally seen to reveal questions about the medium’s historical burdens.