Dubner Moderne is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by the Brooklyn based artist Matt Mignanelli. The exhibition, Power Dynamics, will be Mignanelli's second at the gallery and will open on Thursday April 26th in the presence of the artist. The show will be on view until June 9th.
Since his first exhibition at the gallery in 2013, Mignanelli has steadily allowed his artistic approach to evolve over the past years. The result, is an exciting body of new paintings that incorporate his familiar fields of geometric repetition with energetic, fluid, rhythmic patterns of drips, splashes and strokes. Likening these textured surfaces to the irregular build up of paint on railings, mailboxes and street lamps in a utilitarian setting, Mignanelli has entered further into his relationship with the urban environment. Strikingly enough, this motion that emanates from the visible materiality of the paint surface, has infused his work with a vibrant liveliness that creates interplay between the hard edge structure and the open areas of systemic flow. As a result, the viewer is pulled to a space where the eye rests, instilling both a sense of calm and discord from the dynamic exchange.
Born in 1983 and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Mignanelli has exhibited extensively in the US and Europe including shows at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia and the Palazzo Fruscione in Salerno, Italy.