Big Serial Polyglot Y

PLACE: Monumental Drawings

If you visit New York in May or June (Frieze week is May 5 – 8), make sure to see ArtLego artist Gelah Penns works at Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street. Besides Penn, Monumental Drawings also exhibits works by Dawn Clements, Fran Siegel and Cynthia Lin.

“PLACE: Monumental Drawings focuses on large-scale, immersive drawings that command the gallery’s space and illuminate different approaches to the idea of “territory” in each of the artists’ respective practices.

In her works Gelah Penn examines the mediated marks of an abstract, noirish, interior landscape, teeming with perceptual incident.

Fran Siegel elucidates shifting urban geographies and communities in grandly dizzying and fragmented aerial views. Dawn Clements exposes the byways of cinematic angst and the ontological weightiness of intimate domestic spaces. Cynthia Lin fashions monumental drawings of skin and scars, exposing the vulnerable topography of the human body and psyche.

The exhibition will also feature a sequential collaborative piece by Clements, Lin, Penn and Siegel, which will be shown alongside their works. This collaborative work performs a call and response, wherein each artist was asked to “invade and claim” the territory of the previous artist’s contribution. This work involves particular zones of conflation in which all the artists’ rich geographies become enmeshed in various ways.” (Equity Gallery)

The exhibition is curated by Gelah Penn and Jonathan Rider and is on view from May 4 – June 18, 2016.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday 1-6pm
Photo: Gelah Penn: Big Serial Polyglot Y, 2016