Exhibition Dates: June 1 - July 3, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, 6 - 9 pm
Automat presents AND, an exhibition by Jamey Hart, curated by Steve Bäsel.
AND gathers a small and specific selection of paintings, each with a distinct sound, given space to voice that sound and equal space fade out in the transitions between them. Hartʼs practice focuses tightly on the idea of the singular object, complete and compact, while embracing some connectivity between the paintings that canʼt ever seem to dissolved. Because in opposing something you automatically recall that thing through the negation of it. It is like an afterimage.
The wonder is in how this process can expand paintings vocabulary to have the ability to include everything without ever feeling broken or separate, and with enough space, the feeling is that this is possible.
“Where only at the beginning
is it bucolic and angelic,
because soon one group
will mix with the other
and it won't be certain
whose are, ah, whose are
these rocks and flowers,
cheers and sticks.”