This Room suggests both a literal enclosed space and a psychologically charged interior. The four artists in the show infuse ideas of architecture and emotional space into the making of their imagery, creating new room in which to examine our own associations with our surroundings.
Michelle Lopez’s Smoke Cloud V consists of two large panels of glass that have been treated with silver nitrate and UV light to capture a cloud-like form imbedded in their surfaces. The mirrored “explosions” reflect both the architecture of the room surrounding them and the viewer, implicating them in the implied violence of the forms.
Robert Moskowitz employs the silhouetted image of the iconic Flatiron Building as a singular dark compositional element, locating the presence of the skyscraper in the immediacy of the painting.
Julia Rommel’s suite of drawings create compositionally rigorous structures onto which she charts an emotional interior through color and mark-making.
David Scanavino’s Party Time is constructed of mdf and linoleum floor-tiling, a material that recalls institutional environments like schools, hospitals and the DMV. The multi-colored tiles are cut in shapes and assembled to convey a dissonance of depth and perspective, creating a visual experience far from their commonplace usage.