“Out of View”
Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:
Claire Sherman | Allison Gildersleeve | Nikki Lindt | Karen Kitchel
David Sharpe | Isabelle Hayeur | James Benning
May 18 – July 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18th from 6 - 8 pm
Robischon Gallery is proud to present an expansive exhibition on the subject of landscape featuring seven noteworthy artists whose varied approach and distinctive stance all explore the less-travelled road. Responsive to their respective mediums of painting, photography, film and video, New York painters Claire Sherman, Allison Gildersleeve, Nikki Lindt and Colorado/California painter Karen Kitchel along with Colorado photographer David Sharpe primarily utilize abstraction to explore their complex terrain, while Wisconsin experimental film-maker James Benning and Canadian video artist Isabelle Hayeur engage in an evocative, reflective view of the world around. Each of the artists featured in Out of View shed new light on the familiar - from Sherman’s confrontational, optically-rich tree forms to Gildersleeve’s thicketed fast-paced mark, to the felt intimacy of works by Lindt and Sharpe alongside the psychologically-charged and conceptual imagery of Benning, Hayeur and Kitchel. While the landscape is referenced, all of the artists find unique ways to shift focus and investigate what is either beneath the surface or further down the path – in essence, illuminating the tension and potentiality that exists both within Nature and human nature itself.