The Front Room Gallery is pleased to present "Constructing Abstraction", featuring NYC based artists Peter Fox, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Jesse Lambert, Mark Masyga, Chris Uphues, and Andrea Von Bujdoss. Curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles and Kathleen Vance.
The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 7-10pm and will run through February 2, 2014.
“Constructing Abstraction” explores the intersection between studio practice vs. public works, figuration within abstraction and geometric construction with abstraction.
Artists in this exhibition build abstracted constructions of form color and line; within each artist’s individual practice, there is an intersection of thematic references of figuration and abstraction. Chris Uphues creates definition out of abstraction; his optically full spherical compositions are articulated through the layering and accumulation of whimsical forms and figures in an isometric format.
While Mark Masyga abstracts the physical construction sites: rubble, bricks and metal are transformed into geometric shapes and color fields. His forms, geometrical and organic, build concrete definition from abstraction. R. Nicholas Kuszyk’s figuration integrated into geometric constructions, his figures are capricious and fantastical. Each working alongside one another in calculated fields infused by dense color and geometrical planes.
Jesse Lambert’s abstracted optical grounds built of color washes integrate linear fragmented figurations in dreamlike environments. Andrea Von Bujdoss depicts abstractions of prisms of light through the use of graphic compositions of isometric shapes and rays of vibrant colors. Peter Fox’s optical mixtures of color built by a physical construction of color through accumulation of layered pigmented lines of color transformed into drips. Integrating chance with control, he combines geometry with the organic and creates figuration from the abstract.