Slag Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ”UBIQUITOUS” a two-artist exhibition featuring recent works by Lucy Kim and Janos Stone.
Kim and Stone invite the viewer to critically examine their respective artistic journey of redefining two widespread materials, foil and Gypsum Board. Kim’s and Stone’s odyssey from Ordinary to Extraordinary exudes not only unique sensibilities, but also a keen understanding of the material and its array of possibilities.
Lucy Kim’s foil paintings investigate surface as a way of rethinking the space between and around things. Her work draws from 17th and 18th century European still life painting as it relates to contemporary photographic advertisements of luxury objects. Her points of interest range from food, such as bread and potatoes, as commodities with status tiers, to the figure as an arranged object providing a context for commodity displays.
Kim holds an MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art, MFA Painting (New Haven, CT) and a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and she was also the recipient of renowned Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize, Yale School of Art (New Haven, CT)
Janos Stone specializes in creating sculpture that is this hybrid of humanity, emotion and technology. In his work, he delicately hand carves gypsum board polyhedron, creating metaphors life online. Stone uses his unique/rare abilities to look inside contemporary materials and techniques and pull out the soft supple qualities of humanity and balance them against the rigid mathematics of the pixilated world. His work is what we see when we look at the Internet: function and communication well as the fingerprint of the human creator.
Stone holds an MFA in sculpture from Boston University, Boston, MA, and a BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Stone is a lecturer and critic at multiple New York and New England universities.