steven harvey fine arts project
Yevgeniya Baras

 

Liv Aanrud

Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken

 

February 21- March 29, 2015
opening reception:
Saturday, February 21, 6-9pm
Gallery hrs: Weds – Sun 12 – 6pm and by appointment

Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents the first NYC solo exhibition of paintings by Yevgeniya Baras, Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken, in our gallery at 208 Forsyth St.

Yevgeniya Baras’s small-scale, textured oil paintings reconfigure abstraction as a kind of talismanic skin. Baras incorporates a variety of materials into her paintings: wood, yarn, paper-maché and foil. Her distressed and encrusted surfaces collected gestures, cuts and marks recall the traces of age, devotion and obsession found in ritual objects and textiles of tribal cultures.

Baras’s paintings engage a remarkable range of associations yet preserve the experience of visual intimacy. In her own words, “Among other themes, my symbolic investigations consider: the landscape, the body as a shell, closeness, division, burdens, coupling, guilt and loneliness. For me, symbolism is a way to celebrate the mystery.” The iconography and facture of Baras’s works may be linked to artists as diverse as Eva Hesse, Tracey Emin, Ana Mendieta and Arthur Dove.

Baras was awarded a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant in 2014. She is a cofounder of Regina Rex Gallery, the influential artist run exhibition space, originally based in Bushwick and now located in the Lower East Side, as well as Bull and Ram Gallery in Bushwick. Baras received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Baras’s work has been seen in numerous group exhibitions in Brooklyn and New York City.

The opening reception of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, February 21, from 6-9 pm. Please contact the gallery for further information and visual materials.

 


Ravel Ravel

 

February 21- March 29, 2015
opening reception:
Saturday, February 21, 3-5pm
Gallery hrs: Weds – Sun 12 – 6pm and by appointment

Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents, Ravel Ravel, the first one person exhibition in New York City of textile works by Liv Aanrud, in our project space at 237 Eldridge St.

Liv Aanrud creates all-over textile abstractions informed by the language of painting. She employs the traditional folk method of rag rug hooking, inspired by her discovery of a freely designed abstract rug made by her grandmother in the 1940s. Aanrud’s textiles resemble slowly stitched drawings or labyrinthine murals. Aanrud’s high key palette reflects the city of Los Angeles where strange succulents and smoggy pastel sunsets cast shadows on a graffitied landscape. Her intuitively constructed patterns meditatively build upon one another, weaving personal symbology, words and ruminations into a patterned reverie.

This fall, Liv Aanrud’s work was included in Taylor University’s Metcalf Art Gallery “A Gap in the Screen: Tracking the Trickster through Myth and Art” organized by Peter Acheson and Craig Olson. Aanrud was awarded a full scholarship and teaching fellowship at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she received her M.F.A in 2011. Aanrud's work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY and Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI.

Please contact the gallery at 917-861-7312 or info@shfap.com for more information.

  208 Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002 p: 917-861-7312 f: 212-281-2281 e: info@shfap.com
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