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Crude Oil Paintings

White Columns
320 West 13th Street, Entrance on Horatio Street between 8th Avenue and Hudson Street, 212-924-4212
October 29 - December 5, 2004
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Featuring work by Justin Beal, Heidi Cody, Christoph Draeger, Yevgeniy Fiks, Anton Ginzburg, Jason Middlebrook, Mitch Miller, Ivan Navarro, Marcel Odenbach, David Opdyke, and Timothy Tompkins.

WHITE ROOMS (solo exhibitions for artists unaffiliated with a New York gallery): Todd Anderson presents “Tributes, Studies, and Live Shows…” a series of oil paintings that attempt to capture a visceral action and record it in a frozen or still frame. The source material for these moments are Mercedes catalogs, and snapshots of the open road and rock shows. The idealized, romantic and fleeting nature of the subject matter is explored by abstracting the image. In this way, he seeks to freeze the passage of time between the actual event and the emotional response triggered by memory. While the viewer may be able to distinguish various elements of representation within the paintings, the overall effect is that of the fluidity of the moment. Anderson holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. He has been in group exhibitions at the Bronx Museum, NY; Jean-Marc Bustamante, Pairs, and Matr-exe, Paris. This is his first solo show in New York.

Through a process of representation and abstraction, illumination and obfuscation, Thomas Brouillette explores the shifting perceptions of the everyday and the iconic. His paintings of varying scale depict places and objects that he has obscured, either with low light levels or by painting over the forms with an indeterminate black mass. The loss of specificity compromises typical associations, and invisibility becomes a subject for investigation. Brouillette has shown at the Southern Marabini Gallery in Bologna, Italy. He holds a MFA from Bard College, NY; and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
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