Perfection (1/18 - 3/2 2019)
Able Baker Contemporary
January 18 - March 2, 2019
opening reception: 6-9, Friday January 18
In this exhibition, Able Baker poses a set of questions: what constitutes "perfection" in a work of art? Does it have to do with clarity, precision, exactitude? And does this mean visible or conceptual clarity? How can a vastly diverse set of parameters all point in the same direction? Finally, how can the artist use her instinct for clarity and/or mimesis to gesture toward the perfect across a spectrum of form?
In this show, we present work that operates on the optical desire for mimesis, precision, and depth in both (photo)realistic form and highly-articulated abstraction. Artworks include painting, drawing, and sculpture that span a range of responses within and between abstract and representational modes. Presenting these works in dialog with one another will both break and reinforce the illusion of visual perfection.
including work by: