Flatlands at the Whitney Museum

This exhibition brings together paintings by five artists—Nina Chanel Abney, Mathew Cerletty, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Caitlin Keogh, and Orion Martin. Highlighting an engagement with representation among some emerging artists, the works in this group conjure a sense of space that is dimensionless and airless, like the illusionistic scenery flats used on stage and movie sets. Each of these artists fills their compositions with objects, bodies and places that are based on reality, yet are exaggerated, recontextualized, simplified or flattened. The individual works are imbued with both the uncertainty of our sociopolitical moment as well as the seductive quality of consumerism and physical attraction. The paintings in Flatlandsinvite the viewer to reflect on this ever-present polarity and ambivalence of contemporary life.

Start Date

January 14, 2016

End Date

April 17, 2016

Hours

10:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, NY

Event Type

Ticketed

More Information

http://whitney.org

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