Kismet Exhibition, 75 Wall Street, New York
Cocktail reception and viewing September 16th, 2010 6:30 – 9:00pm
75 Wall Street, New York, NY
Artwork also featured at Tourbillon Boutique 45 Wall Street, New York, NY
Exhibition open to the public September 17th – September 26th by appointment only. Contact@HeidiLeeArtAdvisory.com
Persian artist, Azadeh Gohtbi’s latest series, Taking Shape, is inspired by organic shapes, from curvaious cloud formations seen from below to sharp jagged contours of landmasses seen from the air. Paint is projected onto the canvas, transforming itself and evolving into dynamic shapes induced by the artist and a unique mix of controlled and deliberately fortuitous extemporaneous variables.
Her Metallica series follows a layered and complex process. The color scheme is inspired by one of three metallic colors: copper, silver, or gold. The perennial search for the right balance between total control and the elusive element of chance continues. In this series I paint a new work, deconstruct it by cutting it into strips then put it back together like a puzzle. Taken to the extreme an originally large rectangular painting ends up into a square triptych or even a circle with much of the original work hidden behind overlapping pieces of the puzzle.
New York based Rollins paintings are lingual abstractions created by the daily stock market ticker as its main formal and conceptual grounding. A stock ticker communicates the universal language of a capitalist economy. The codes and morphology inherent to the stock ticker system are often impossible for the general population to parse. By using a combination of real and imagined stock symbols, Rollins creates a new language – one whose nature is cryptic, yet with a purpose that is implicitly communicative. Fragments of words are combined into new proverbial texts borrowed from such disparate sources as poetry, entertainment tropes, and modern colloquialisms. To absorb the phraseology of each painting is at first disconcerting, with familiar lexical combinations frustratingly difficult to interpret. However, there is a sense of humor at play, as the cracking of the code almost invariably results in a specific kind of rhetorical joke. By placing new limits on a form of vernacular which simultaneously inhibits and creates categorical understanding, the ticker paintings allegorically reference the chaos of communication and the tenuous general perceptions of world markets.