Proximity, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 70" x 60". Courtesy of Chiaroscuro
PHIL SPACE is pleased to present a group show of abstract paintings curated by Tim Jag. Like“The World Is Round Not Flat,” a groundbreaker for the Middle ages…. “The World Is Flat Not Round” title references Post War Abstractions alternate take on the Western Art Canon, a theoretical battleground to find purpose and justification for non- representational art. In essence, non-objective art movements such as, Constructivism, Neo-Plasticism, Abstract Expressionism, and Minimalism brought us the pictorial politics of flatness. If early forms of abstract painting like cubism pushed the function of narrative figuration from 3-D illusion to a nearly flat space, what would come next is the obvious - completely flat, non-figurative, non-objective art, or art for arts sake.
The significance and value of “Flat” painting reflects a stable and ongoing theoretical of thought and expression as artist continue to explore and build upon past non-objective pictorial forms. Likewise, this exhibit attempts to show significant and important “Flat” art being produced here locally, in New Mexico. “The World Is Flat Not Round” highlights a variety of local artist working in various forms who reflect a personal searching and expression toward “Flatness.”
Cleave, 2016. Oil and alkyd on polyester over panel. 14" x 14"
Face, 2005. OIl on canvas. 10" x 8"
Transmission, 2015. Ink on paper. 14" x 11"
An Unlikely Partnership, 2012. Fabric, thread, wood. 25.5" x 29.5" x 3.5"
Blue to Green (Study). 2015. Acrylic and glass micro beads on canvas. 6" x 8" x .25"