November 2, 2019 - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LOCATIONCourt Tree Collective
371 Court Street,
Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Website: http://courttree.com/
Featured Description (from the owner)
Court Tree Gallery proudly presents To Sink, Revisited by Brooklyn based artist Blanca Guerrero. This body of work is a continuation from her To Sink Into The Blue series created during a residency program in Japan in 2015.
Through this new body of work she asks the viewer to change their perspective, proposing that they navigate their way into impossible settings: between the fibers of single-ply paper, or nestled into pock-marks left after several glazes have been sanded away. And then, once there, she insists that you stay.
The new paintings are reflective of different environments: physically surrounded in the industrial landscape of the Gowanus canal, which her studio overlooks; psychically embedded in a social-political moment where past ease and comfort have been shaken, where gray-areas dominate what were previously sharply demarcated boundaries; and arrived at in a moment of personal rediscovery.
Gone are the bright, deeply saturated pools of color present in her past works (surely a nerve-wracking decision for a painter aware of their appeal to viewers). Instead, Guerrero has harnessed a new confidence by recasting the focus of the viewer toward more hypnotic gestures. Her palette is much more controlled, narrow. She’s broken away from the perfected geometric-fencing that completely bounded her earlier works, which framed the “subjects” within her pictures. Instead, she requests a trust from her audience, asking that they will look deeply at the paint with fewer signposts pointing to where their eyes should venture. She has crafted entry points to elusive spaces, demanding an audience that is patient and focused.
Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 5pm -7pm.