Rachel Strum - "Interference
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present INTERFERENCE, a solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Rachel Strum. The exhibition will be Strum's inaugural solo presentation at Hashimoto Contemporary and her debut solo exhibition in New York City.
INTERFERENCE showcases abstract paintings and sculptures that transcend the limitations of time and space. With the interplay of materiality through oscillating depths of color and substrates, organic and geometric forms commingle within flat and luminous layered and glittering surfaces in this new body of work. The forms mesh and collide simultaneously using a high-key color palette within and outside the confines of the picture plane. This striking juxtaposition creates tension and harmony between the natural and artificial, the familiar and the unknown.
Beyond dynamic compositions and punchy color combinations, there is also a softness from stretches of velvety-matte surfaces. The works feel boundless; how deep and far back in space do they extend? Are these cropped snippets from larger expanses? And although informed by more traditional formalist and hard-edge abstraction, the work extends beyond the two-dimensional surface and expands beyond it.
Brightly colored sculptures are displayed alongside the paintings. Using sculpture as a tool to explore space and time, pigmented resin poured in layers forms an object that emanates a glow from light passing through and reflecting. The layering requires the viewer to move around the work to capture the entirety of what is available to perceive.
Please join us Saturday, July 23rd from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of INTERFERENCE. The artist will be in attendance. In order to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, please note that masks are required for entry.
The gallery will be releasing a new limited edition print with the artist in conjunction with the exhibition. For details please email [email protected]
The exhibition will be on view Saturday, July 23rd to Saturday, August 13th. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email NYC Director, Jennifer Rizzo at [email protected]
Venue: Hashimoto Contemporary
54 Ludlow St
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