Moments sequestered in time, one after the other, such that each passing gleam
is a death infinitesimally separate, and infinitesimally small,
from the one that came before it.
Each moment, and that which it brings, sounds colors feelings numbers of touch,
is alone, isolated in its own space, disjointed, and separate,
a space unto itself.
But they swell into years. And their density creates new worlds, manufactures space and obliterates time.
Ana Cristea Gallery is pleased to present “Telecom Hawaii,” a group exhibition that brings together the accomplished work of three artists: Koen Delaere, Evan Robarts and Daniel Schubert.
The works on view remind us that art captures and contains as much it reveals – be it the passage of time or the performative act of creation itself.
More interested in the aftereffects of his creative endeavors than an intended product, Koen Delaere’s dynamic methods and quick pace offer the viewer a defiantly performative take on the grid. As he juxtaposes painterly mistakes against the rigidity of the grid, we witness a form develop content. Rather than struggle against the limitations of time, he works within the time constraints that his choice of paint and method proffer. The heavy relief of the grid functions as a way to capture the act of painting as a photographic object or a performance-document. Koen Delaere (b. 1970, Bruges, Belgium) lives and works in the Netherlands. In 1996, he received his Bachelor in Painting at the Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg. He has recently exhibited at Cell Project Space, Londen, Van Horn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Autocenter, Berlin, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam , and Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden.
Robarts’ works, whether composed of found objects or linoleum mounted on a panel, offer uniquely organic compositions. From 2010 to 2013 Robarts was employed as a superintendent for an apartment building in Brooklyn. Many of the materials he works with lean on this history. The works appear to be left in a state of transition: melting, crystallized, fossilized, solidified or dripping. It sounds like a chemistry lab, but what we’re ultimately witnessing is an insight into the effects of time, and its passage. With a practiced detachment, Robarts crystallizes a moment in time, a memory, with each work. Its completion conjures the experience of clarity, resolution, perhaps even closure, that is achieved in the transformation. Evan Robarts (b. 1982, Miami Beach, FL) lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan. In 2008, he graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from The Pratt Institute. He has exhibited recently at the Hole, New York, Balice Hertling, Bryce Wolkowitz and Vigo Gallery, London. He has also exhibited work in the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami and with The Still House Group in Red Hook.
Schubert’s practice entails a search for a method by which one can convey visual impressions of everyday life in painting - to achieve an openness in his works. With the simplest means, often the greatest effects can be achieved. Daniel Schubert (b. 1984, Viersen) recieved his MFA in 2012 at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He has recently exhibited with Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam, Supramental Artspace, Berlin, and Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf. Schubert lives and works in Düsseldorf.
For additional information, please contact Ana Cristea Gallery by phone at (212) 904-1100 or by email at [email protected]. The gallery is located at 521 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues and is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm.