Uneven Surfaces and the Wooden Lens
AE: Uneven Surfaces and the Wooden Lens
Painter Andy St. Martin and sculptor Chris Levack have been friends and studiomates for the past decade and a half, but they’ve never exhibited works together until now. This was partially a matter of practicality; while Andy’s work has often been shown in galleries, Chris’s sculptures tend to be large-scale and functional, the sort of thing that couldn’t really fit inside a gallery.
Now they’ve created Uneven Surfaces and the Wooden Lens, a showing of paintings and sculptures that were created individually but which compliment one another when viewed in a shared space. As Andy says, “It was our hope that our individual works would occupy the same space and enhance each’s existence without interference or hierarchy.”
Both artists have created works that are a bit of a departure. Andy has been working outside his traditional flat canvases, creating paintings that have elements of assemblage; Chris has created a work that could work as an outdoor piece but which actually feels at home inside a gallery space.
February 23 – March 23
Pump Project, 702 Shady Lane