Zach Feuer Gallery
July 10 – August 24, 2007
Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new paintings by New York based artists Joe Bradley, Ann Craven, Dana Frankfort, and Keith Mayerson.
Bradley’s bright canvas panels take Minimalist references and create imposing installations of color and scale, while his casual application of paint forgoes ideas of pictorial illusion. Rather than use the monumental size to suggest a certain grandeur, his paintings make reveal an utterly human, necessarily imperfect quality, which is magnified in his version of figuration. Craven adeptly uses repetition in her serial paintings, which depict familiar imagery often culled from commercial sources, revealing a reinterpretation of the painter’s traditional aims of singularity and original composition. She adopts these images of nature from generic representation, in place of the outside world, aware that both have become equally familiar to her viewer. Frankfort’s paintings use text and, more recently, symbols to challenge ideas of reading and communication. Obscuring the text as image with brushwork and disorienting color, Frankfort blocks the viewer’s facility of interpretation and forges a new relationship between language and audience. Mayerson’s lushly painted portraits based on familiar media imagery reduce the iconic to the intimate, and are exhibited in deliberate sequences that suggest larger narrative themes. In the group of paintings for this exhibition, he concentrates on the power of iconic images to portray human agency, spirit, and transcendence in times of crisis and war.
530 W. 24th Street
New York, NY 10011