Thursday, January 22, 2009

The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm- AMY ELKINS in a great group show!

Photo-Alexander_Brooklyn_ 2008 by Amy Elkins

Here is another event not to miss January 23, 2008.

ARTmostfierce started it collecting Amy Elkins portraiture work due its modern and fresh twist that brings to photographic portraiture today.If you don't know or own her work, start now...because there is more lot of great things coming!

The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm

With the works of Robert Booras, Julia Chiang, Amy Elkins, Jeff Feld, Leslie Hewitt, Amy Kao, Marc André Robinson, Kiki Smith.

Curated by Christopher Y. Lew.

Tina Kim Gallery
545 West 25th Street / 3rd Floor
T. 212 716 1100

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 23rd

On view January 23 - February 21, 2009

Titled after the poem by Wallace Stevens, this exhibition delves into the artist's fertile interior world. The show consists of sculpture, installation and photography that is informed by both visual and decorative arts. Pattern and repetition are important elements for many works and they are expressed in found materials like wallpaper as well as meticulous mark making. As a group, the featured artworks are evocative—more in spirit and atmosphere than in physicality—of the artist's studio: a "room of one's own" that facilitates the generation of words, objects, and images.

A poet writing during World War II, Stevens was criticized for exploring largely abstract and philosophical concerns during a time of violence and upheaval. He countered that his work was not escapist, but rather necessary and crucial as any social engagement. The poem, "The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm," recreates the experience of reading on a summer's night and explores how that meditative rapture can extend past the reader's room. Likewise, this exhibition suggests how resonances that exist in the artist's mind reverberate in the wider world that lies beyond the studio.

See you there!

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