New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

New York, NY
"Known: Unknown"
October 29 – December 2, 2018

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

The New York Studio School presents Known: Unknown, an exhibition that brings together power players of painting today and emerging creators of tomorrow. We invited a select group of prominent artists to participate in this exhibition, with an added twist—each invited artist chose one emerging or lesser known artist to also be included in the show.

The rainfall rhythm of Carrie Moyer’s painting plays nicely with the pulsating intestinal maze of Theresa Daddezio’s, both built of natural forms and patterns made to feel completely unnatural. Dorothea Rockburne’s Light in Geometry II and Eva LeWitt’s installation feature geometric, repeating forms that radiate color and light. Joan Snyder’s painting SHE, a tumble of thick pink and purple marks cumulating in a massive figure, pairs with a Cate White painting full of layers of imagery, with echoes of Snyder’s pink, reds, and pale grays.

The works in this exhibition, curated by Graham Nickson and Rachel Rickert, have a sensation of discovery. Forms overlap, peeking out between both opaque and transparent boundaries, stay hidden, or reveal themselves through washes and layers. In each work, and across the exhibition, shapes and movements repeat, but never as duplicates—each artist’s hand is felt in the marks.

Photo: Dorothea Rockburne, "Light in Geometry II," 1990