Katelyn Eichwald & Peter Shear
March 5 – April 16, 2016
Opening: March 5, 7-10p
With small gestures a painting becomes a foreground for a moment’s longevity within a canvas frame. With open gestures that leave additional space for a viewer to infer their own position, a painting becomes a place to rest or recede. In both ways a painting becomes timeless in its method of contact, resolving daily issues that burden the soul in exchange for looking.
Over time a painting can become an extension of ones mental health and a place of unconscious return. The small gestures found on the canvas likewise become gestures in the mind’s habit to fill in space left empty. Paintings can relax definitions and absolve repetition when given time. Time can’t be replaced because it is invisible.
Katelyn Eichwald lives and works in Chicago, Illinois and received an MFA from California College of the Arts San Francisco (2012) where she was a recipient of the Barclay Simpson award, and a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009). Eichwald’s work has been shown in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Houston and Beijing, as well as featured in online exhibitions and print journals.
Peter Shear lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana and received a BA from Indiana University (2010). Shear’s exhibition history includes solo and group exhibitions at Big Medium (Austin, Texas), Skylab Gallery (Columbus, OH), Welcome Screen (London, UK), Baer Ridgeway (San Francisco, CA), Peoria Art Guild (Peoria, IL), EDITION (Chicago, IL), and Firework Space (Brooklyn, NY) among others.