Fri, Oct 29, 2010 to Sat, Dec 11, 2010
The New Intimists is an excitingly soft-spoken exhibition curated by Samantha Friedman, proving that two-dimensional work remains powerful. This exhibition considers a trend within contemporary practice to embrace the decorative through the use of pattern and the subject of the interior. Inheriting the tradition of the late 19th century Nabis, these artists embrace flatness in their form and look inside for their content.
By documenting domestic spaces – whether personal, historical, or constructed – we see a vision of life unavailable on any website. From damask wallpaper to plaid bedspreads, these artists bring the viewers back down to earth, inviting us to engage their personal space. They reject illusionistic representation in a celebration of geometric flatness, pointing to the demure quietness of a domestic space that is commonly overlooked at a time where our attentions are so intensely fought for by issues far from the domestic sphere.
Venue: NURTUREart Gallery
910 Grand Street
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 29, 7pm, press preview at 6pm.
Curated by Samantha Friedman