4 4 3 P A S is pleased to announce The Golden Age of Cinema, a new exhibition of paintings by Jonathan Podwil. Featuring works that span Podwil’s career, this show serves as a miniature retrospective of the artist’s oeuvre.
Podwil employs film stills (from his own films, newsreels, and from such cinematic classics as Fassbinder’s The American Soldier) as the source material for his work. He uses these images to conjure ambiguous, sometimes ominous narratives in restrained yet sensuous paintings. With flickering brushwork and murky atmospherics suggesting both the tenebrism of 17th century painting and the dark allure of 20th century cinema, Podwil’s work investigates contemporary painting’s fascination with film.
Podwil has had solo shows at Plane Space and AU Base in New York City, and T19 in Vienna. He has participated in numerous group shows in the United States and abroad, including White Columns and Smack Mellon in New York City, Raid Projects in Los Angeles, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, and Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino, Italy. His short films have been screened at Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and White Box, New York. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.