SHOW ROOM presents...

LEANING STEEPLES

JUNE 20 - JULY 27, 2014

Ulijona Odišarija, David Roesing, Victoria Roth, Jessica Sanders, Owen Westberg, Keith J. Varadi

 

 

 

SHOW ROOM | Gowanus is pleased to present Leaning Steeples, a group show featuring six young artists whose work deals indirectly with city life and how it is a bit off. With a title based on city architecture, where an old leaning steeple can abut a new upright tower, the exhibition deals with the contrasts of the city and the experiences of humans within it, depicted here in painting, poetry and photography.  

The small figurative paintings of Owen Westberg contain views of the city and his studio, handled in the New York School tradition of tender paint-handling and intimate perspective. Lithuanian photographer Ulijona Odišarija contributes a suite of pictures that document quirks in her surroundings or create new miniature environments via posed still-lives. Victoria Roth paints in abstractions that develop from pen drawings, occasionally including recognizable elements (like a highway or a bird’s legs). Jessica Sanders, for her Saturation Series, pours beeswax on to linen to create novel moments of tactile abstraction. David Roesing offers a set of paintings that mimic concrete inscriptions found on New York streetcorners.  The works will be punctuated by the poems of Keith j. Varadi, mounted alongside the artworks on aluminum panels, inscriptions of one consciousness in the flow of urban life.

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

          Keith J. Varadi and Victoria Roth Owen Westberg and David Roesing Owen Westberg and David Roesing Owen Westberg and David Roesing Owen Westberg and Jessica Sanders David Roesing Ulijona Odisarija Ulijona Odisarija
Untitled, 2012 and Untitled, 2013
C-print from 35 mm photographs
10" x 10.5"
Ulijona Odisarija
Untitled, 2013 and Centaur, 2012
C-print from 35 mm photographs
10" x 10.5"
  Owen Westberg
Speedway, 2014
Oil on masonite
8" x 10"
David Roesing
Central and Wilson, 2011
Ink on canvas
20" x 20"
Owen Westberg
Asterisk, 2014
Oil on masonite
8" x 10"
Keith J. Varadi
E-mail, 2013
Aluminum panel
8" x 12"
Owen Westberg
Van, 2013
Oil on masonite
12" x 12"
Keith J. Varadi
A Prize; A Penance, 2013
Aluminum panel
8" x 12"
Jessica Sanders
Saturation A-54, 2014
Beeswax on stretched linen
44" x 41"
Keith J. Varadi
Gospel, 2014
Aluminum panel
8" x 12"
Victoria Roth
Pastel Tropics, 2014
Oil on canvas
70 x 50 in.