The two person show at John Doe juxtaposes Michael Chandler’s paintings and Charlie Rubin’s photographs. Both artists deliver meditative and vivid abstractions – Chandler makes visceral paintings founded in nature but informed by the rhythm of the city and Rubin explores the artifice of place, and the post-Instagram void.
Rather than seeking out the exceptional moment, Charlie Rubin creates it. By manipulating his photographs, using both digital methods and physical marks, he alters the imagery and blurs the lines between the natural and the unreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary— everyday settings conjure new fantastic environments.
The precise and thoughtful construction of Chandler’s densely worked canvases employ a dark and luminous use of color with brushstrokes that echo movements of the human body. Energy, emotion, and chance – all play a role in his mark-making. Chandler’s paintings have been characterized as representing a beginning – perhaps the origin of this world, or the beginning of the next. It is almost as if everything were moving to create a new natural world, a primeval explosion which gradually orders itself into a new form of nature.
Michael Chandler and Charlie Rubin March 1 -22, 2018
Opening: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
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