In Search Of considers the horizon. Works in a variety of media take as their dueling points of departure the horizon’s typical sublime characterization throughout the timeline of art history, and more playful considerations of that sensibility.
Brooklyn-based duo Chiaozza (Adam Frezza & Terri Chaio) offer a pair of day-glo painted, wall-hanging wooden constructions that make dramatic formal reference to meteorological phenomena. German wunderkind Alina Birkner strategically utilizes color field painting as a tool for negotiating and manipulating perceptions of depth, distance, and velocity. Photographer Thomas Halaczinsky presents work featured in his soon-to-be released book Archipelago: New York, a series of photographs made by the master sailor on research expeditions around the Long Island and Block Island Sounds over the past 8 years. Massachusetts painter Kate Rasche makes use of Google Maps as a way to explore the oft-traveled and well-charted coastal areas in Greenport (VSOP Project’s location) and the surrounding North Fork region, informing her exquisite miniature landscape paintings.
An essay by Texas Tech Fine Arts Ph.D. candidate and VSOP Projects contributor M. Sylvia Weintraub will accompany the exhibition.
Please join us next Sunday, May 27, from 3-6pm, for an opening reception. We will be celebrating this first group exhibition of our summer season, and the occasion of our first anniversary.