Gabrielle Garland & CJ Matherne

Roots & Culture
11/19/10 - 12/18/10

In a suite of new drawings by Gabrielle Garland the “real” space shown in a photograph is only a starting point. She takes liberty to warp the perspective and change the composition of the built environment in an attempt to re-imagine a space, a space once trapped in a static image, freed to speak its past, its parts, its deeper context.

New paintings and sculptures by CJ Matherne examine an infatuation with space, as it pertains to a cultural scene as well as simple observable elements such as light, mass, and volume. In his work, concerns with the grotesque, un-hip, and awkward imbue an anxiety that already exists in the subject, adding a dark humor and his own brand of cartoonish awkwardness.

Gabrielle Garland "Untitled" graphite on paper 36" X36" 2010

Gabrielle Garland "Untitled" graphite on paper 36" X36" 2010

Gabrielle Garland "Untitled" graphite on paper 36" X36" 2010

Gabrielle Garland "Untitled" graphite on paper 36" X36" 2010

Gabrielle Garland "Untitled" graphite on paper 36" X36" 2010

Gabrielle Garland "Untitled" graphite on paper 36" X36" 2010

CJ Matherne 2010

CJ Matherne 2010

CJ Matherne 2010

CJ Matherne 2010

CJ Matherne 2010

CJ Matherne 2010

CJ Matherne 2010