Michael Bartmann | Jacqueline Boyd
Open now through Saturday, February 25, 2023
From left to right: (Recently Featured on Artsy's "Find's under $5,000") Jacqueline Boyd, Still Life with Books and Brown Bottle, 2022. Oil on cradled panel, 24 x 24 x 2 inches; Michael Bartmann, Transitional VIII, 2022. Oil on board, 36 x 24 x 2 inches. Inquire for price.
Stanek Gallery presents the resonant works of Michael Bartmann and Jacqueline Boyd in an exhibition in parallel with a world that is constantly being constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed.
Boyd and Bartmann use their technical mastery and unique perspectives to express the idea and abstraction of structures. Although these artists focus on seemingly disparate subject matter - abandoned industrial buildings versus home-like structures and objects - their methodology and motivation are strikingly similar. Both describe their artistic process as a journey of discovery where they add, subtract, build up, and scrape away at the surface of their boards. They explore their works as they create in order to find what they are looking for; searching for a way to catch a feeling from the air and permanently fix it in a medium more physical than memory.
Experience the latest grandiose works of Michael Bartmann that seem to pull you into the spaces he creates, where you can feel the weight of the air. The abandoned industrial locations give a palpable sense of their lingering history.
Boyd's new works offer feelings of gratitude and joy for the everyday objects depicted in her nostalgic "Structures" still-life series. Boyd's "Fragments" series brings home the varied understandings of what a structure is and can offer.
Whether they be utilitarian or domestic, structures are complex entities. We invite you to join us on a journey to describe them verbally and visually at this upcoming exhibition.
From left to right: Michael Bartmann, Transitional, 2022. Oil on board, 60 x 40 x 2 inches; Jacqueline Boyd, Fragments #14, 2022. Cardboard, wire, paper, oil, plaster, twigs, found metal, cotton fabric on birch, 10 x 6.5 x .75 inches.
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