Van Doren Waxter

Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, Mariah Robertson

01 Jul - 27 Aug 2010

© Bryn McConnell
Figurative Face-off (figure vs. sculpture), 2009
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 in.

Curated by Augusto Arbizo

July 1 - August 27, 2010

Reception July 1, 5 - 7 p.m.

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is pleased to present a three-person presentation of new work by Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, and Mariah Robertson, on view from July 1 through August 27, 2010. The exhibition is curated by Augusto Arbizo and features drawing, painting, and photography.

The exhibition brings together three women artists, whose work mines a fertile territory that begins with photography and vacillates towards - and back to - painting, albeit in varying degrees and divergent conceptual premises and formal constructs. The camera – a ubiquitous and democratic invention if there was ever one – becomes, in the work of these artists, a filter for ideas about figuration and abstraction, color and film, mechanical reproduction and the handmade, and as 'smoke and mirror' to contemporary culture's obsession to photograph and digitally record 24/7. Judith Eisler bases her paintings on photographs, which she takes of moving images from auteur films, music videos and documentaries. Bryn McConnell takes as inspiration the printed, glossy pages of fashion magazines, including editorial spreads as well as mass-market advertising campaigns. Mariah Robertson subverts the lens entirely, beginning with a camera and upending mechanical darkroom processes towards an experimental and painterly practice.

Judith Eisler was born in 1962 and currently lives and works in Vienna and CT; she has exhibited at Luhring Augustine, NY, Cohan and Leslie, NY and Krobath, Vienna. Bryn McConnell was born 1979 and recently graduated from the School of Visual Art's MFA program. Mariah Robertson was born 1975 and lives and works in NY; she has exhibited at Museum 52, NY and Guild & Greyshkul, NY.

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