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Black & White Gallery / Project Space: JULIAN MONTAGUE | ALICIA ROSS - 9 Sept 2016 to 28 Oct 2016

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9 Sept 2016 to 28 Oct 2016
Gallery hours: Friday - Monday 12 - 6 pm
Black & White Gallery / Project Space
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn
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Julian Montague, Thunderhead, 2015
Aerosol Paint on Medium Density Fibreboard.
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Artists in this exhibition: Julian Montague, Alicia Ross


SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 28, 2016

JULIAN MONTAGUE
Landscape Features

Julian Montague's paintings take as their subject the geological features and events that shape the physical landscape of the earth. In their simplicity and stillness the images evoke the very slow, unending march of geological time. The static quality of the landscapes are inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e prints as well as the background landscapes found in cartoons and comic books.

As with Montague's past work, there is an interest in exploring the way in which language shapes our perception of the world. The text on each piece labels the isolated feature, some of the terms are technically specific (glacial erratic, cuesta, drumlin) others are more general (summit, coast, horizon). The terms that describe the features, like the features themselves, overlap one another. The combination of the text and the isolated element ask us to question the limits of our ability to subdivide the physical world into discrete categories.


ALICIA ROSS
The Distress of Uncertainty 

"The Distress of Uncertainty" series explores themes of neurosis relating to the physical body and its connection to identity and sexuality. Conflict between external societal pressures and internal dialog, visually manifest into deconstructed female nude figures made up of thread and fabric. A skin-toned palette of stitched fibers presented on canvas embraces an intersection between hand-made domestic object and figurative painting.

Individual female nude images are curated from online locales and then translated into embroideries comprised of stitches resembling skin, veins and tissue. Removed from their original context, these dislocated bodies are manipulated and abstracted into various states of fragmentation.

In what are reminiscent of provocative poses, bodies open and divide giving way to a more dissected view of the body. The abstracted female forms made up of thread and fibers are supported, not only by the figures' arms and hands, but also by isolated threads reading as "connective tissue" between masses. The line is blurred between bodies that struggle to hold themselves together and ones that depict the reconstruction of one's self.

The distressed and fragmented appearance of the embroidered female forms materializes pressures placed on the physical body, and thus explores the resulting complexes from those competing internal and external strains.

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Black & White Gallery / Project Space
56 Bogart Street, Bushwick
Hours: Friday - Sunday, 1pm - 6pm

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