Synecdoche at Jessica Silverman Gallery

14.Gunderson_Oasis, 2015_Acrylic on canvas_48x60 inches

Artists: Julie Beaufils, Vincent Fecteau, Henry Gunderson, Tony Lewis and B. Ingrid Olson

Exhibition title: Synecdoche

Venue: Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, US

Date: July 1 – August 22, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Synecdoche / syn·ec·do·che / si’nɛkd”ki / n. 1  a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa (e.g. give us this day our daily bread; all hands on deck; the meeting was full of suits; San Francisco won the World Series. 2 a group exhibition, featuring artists whose works distill grand narratives, complex psychological states and/or linguistic universes into singular forms. ◻  synecdochic adj. [Middle English via Latin from Greek word for simultaneous understanding]

Julie Beaufils, a French artist living in Los Angeles. Her “picture feels whole in incompletion, a body described only by legs, and even those are turned upside down.” *

Vincent Fecteau, lives in San Francisco, currently has a solo show at the Kunsthalle Basel. “How did you figure out that making persuades our senses to recognize more than what is?”

Henry Gunderson, born in the Bay Area, based in Brooklyn. “ A zero is there. Can you see it? It’s real, but it’s just a place holder where presence materializes as a numeral of naught.”

Tony Lewis, based in Chicago, with a solo show at MOCA Cleveland . “Can you consider presence in absence when narrative flows  and then opens into blankness, absent vowels, truant bodies.”

B. Ingrid Olson, the New Yorker described her recent show as a “knockout début.” “To distill in limited narrative a fullness that we must fill in fragments of the familiar, a language changing direction.”

* Quotations are from a poem by Rena Rosenwasser, written in honor of the “Synecdoche” exhibition.

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9.Beaufils_From Sweet to Sleep, 2015_Oil on cavas_52 x 80 inches

Julie Beaufils, From sweet to sleep, 2015

10.Beaufils_Love the view, 2015_Oil on canvas_52 x 80 inches

Julie Beaufils, Love the view, 2015

11.Beaufils_My Own own, 2015_Oil on canvas_55 x 90 inches

Julie Beaufils, My OWN own, 2015

12.Fecteau_Untitled, 2014_Mixed media collage_5.75 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches

Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2014

13.Gunderson_Bio Degradation, 2015_Acrylic on canvas_60x96 inches

Henry Gunderson, Bio Degradation, 2015

14.Gunderson_Oasis, 2015_Acrylic on canvas_48x60 inches

Henry Gunderson, Oasis, 2015

15.Lewis_Automatic, 2015_Pencil, graphite powder, and tape on paper_83.75x71.5 inches

Tony Lewis, Automatic, 2015

16.Lewis_Chunk, 2015_Pencil, graphite powder, and tape on paper_83.75 x 71.5 inches

Tony Lewis, Chunk, 2015

17.Olson_a marker of space between arms and hands was hands, 2015_Inkjet print, and UV inkjet printed matboard in aluminum frame_20 x 14 inches

B. Ingrid Olson, a marker of space between arms and hands was hands, 2015

18.Olson_Holding heel, her sweat, backlit shadow, 2015_Inkjet print, and UV inkjet printed matboard in aluminum frame_20 x 14 inches

B. Ingrid Olson, Holding heel, her sweat, backlit shadow, 2015

19.Olson_Square laid spread, 2015_Inkjet print, and UV inkjet printed matboard in aluminum frame_34 x 24 inches

B. Ingrid Olson, Square laid spread, 2015

20.Olson_Diagram, 2014_Ceramic, ink, wood, self-hardening clay, plaster, powder-coated steel_96 x 13 x 13 inches

B. Ingrid Olson, Diagram, 2014

21.Olson_Diagram, 2014_Ceramic, ink, wood, self-hardening clay, plaster, powder-coated steel_96 x 13 x 13 inches_detail

B. Ingrid Olson, Diagram, 2014 (detail)

21.Olson_Diagram, 2015_Paper, wire, particle board, ink, cardboard, PVA, mat medium, sintered nylon, steel_53 x 13 x 13 inches

B. Ingrid Olson, Diagram, 2015

23.Olson_Diagram, 2015_Paper, wire, particle board, ink, cardboard, PVA, mat medium, sintered nylon, steel_53 x 13 x 13 inches_detail

B. Ingrid Olson, Diagram, 2015 (detail)

 

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