“Opposing the Binary” at Michael Kohn Gallery

Haley Rose Cohen
Apr 10, 2013 4:19PM

"Opposing the Binary" brings five emerging artists together under one roof—Michael Kohn Gallery—where Kim Light follows up her summer installment to curate a body of work challenging the boundaries of abstraction, digging deeper this time. (Please check all preconceived notions at the door.)

Look for Eddie Martinez’s brilliantly chaotic studio drawings, spontaneously carved and scraped with his distinct visual Gorkian vocabulary. Nearby, Korakrit Arunanondchai’s works possess a similar fire—literally, worn bleached denim with a burning flame. Think Yves Klein fire painting meets a Wade Guyton palette. Of course, Amy Granat’s etched photograms are not to be missed, nor Andisheh Avini’s tangibly abstract paintings, and to round out your ‘oooh and ahh’ festival, consider Richard Hoblock’s take on tradition. And who says painting is dead?

On view through April 20, 2013
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