September 8 - October 24, 2014
Stationary Realms investigates issues of place, loss, and beauty through disparate views of the landscape. Each artist in the exhibition utilizes scale and weight to explore both visual and conceptual implications of depicting the environment: Jane Callister’s painterly landscapes deftly intertwine process and imagery; each painting celebrates a material investigation that generates fictional yet enchanting landscapes. Erin Harmon creates carefully orchestrated artworks that emphasize a systematic order that is then applied to her landscapes; like a terrarium, every facet is scrutinized to the point where it becomes synthetic. Jennifer Steinkamp’s video projections explore the relationship between actual and perceived space. Often focusing on trees and other natural phenomena, Steinkamp creates artworks that blur the line between observation and object. Known best for her installation work, Mary Temple considers the boundaries between fact and fiction. Often presenting the viewer with a shadow on the wall or the silhouette of a plant, Temple creates environments that straddle the line between documentation and fabrication.
Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Sebastian II, 2013. Wood veneer, shellac and oil on panel. 72 x 53 in. Courtesy of the James Cohan Gallery, NYC
Mary Temple, Light Describing A Room In Four Parts (part 1), 2006. Suite of four silkscreen prints. 18 x 22 in. (each). Courtesy of the Mixed Greens, NYC
Jennifer Steinkamp, Judy Crook, 2011-2014. Projected animation. Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the Lehmann Maupin, NYC