Hedge Gallery is currently presenting the show “Flection”, curated by Sabrina Buell. This group exhibition features works, many of them new and exhibited for the first time, by Michael DeLucia, Liam Everett, Anna Sew Hoy, Ruth Laskey, Arik Levy, Sam Orlando Miller, Clare Rojas, Hugh Scott-Douglas and Sara Vanderbeek.
About the Show
Throughout art history, the depiction of folds and drapery to create three-dimensional space in a work of art was of primary importance, and how well executed they were was a testament to an artist’s ability.
With the rise of modernism and abstraction in the 20th century, such pictorial efforts became irrelevant and practically obsolete. Lately, however, contemporary artists who employ the visual language of abstraction have re-incorporated the representation of folds and drapery into their practice. The surfaces of these works, whether flat or sculpted, rough or sleek, become planes imbued with depth and conspicuous complexity. But whereas in the past this pictorial technique was an attempt to heighten the realism within a work, the artists in this exhibition employ the technique to deepen, quite literally, their abstraction.
Working in different media and with varied processes, together these artists offer multi-faceted works that turn the art historical tradition of folds and drapery on its head.
About the Curator
Sabrina Buell is an art advisor, who lives and works in San Francisco. She was previously the director of Matthew Marks Gallery in New York from 2001-2011.