Von Lintel Gallery presents two new exhibitions – “Mark Sheinkman: New Work,” and “Rewind” by Joseph Minek. The gallery hosted an artist reception on April 23, 2022, but the art show will remain on view through June 4, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery’s website for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
New York artist Mark Sheinkman has had a long association with the gallery spanning almost 30 years with 15 solo shows. For over threeecades, Sheinkman chose to limit his palette almost exclusively to densely layered compositions of graphite. Only in recent exhibitions has his focus shifted to color, resulting in multi-hued paintings, whose exuberant entwined figures express both spontaneity and a progressive reduction in form.
His latest work features “all over” fields of monochrome color, populated by single trails of knotted lines that glide languidly across the canvas. Comprised of finely gradated shades of light and dark and adjoined by echoes of pale color, these lines evoke a three-dimensional depth. Meanwhile, spiralling purple or blue-white trails of partially removed paint reel on and off the edges of the canvas, engendering in the viewer an intoxicating impression of otherworldly space.
In the Project Room…“Rewind” is an exhibition of vibrant chemigrams created by Cleveland-based artist Joseph Minek. Fascinated by the infinite possibilities of camera-less photography, Minek experiments with the foundational materials of photographic practice – light-sensitive paper and photo lab chemicals – to produce one-of-a-kind, chromatically exuberant images. His work delights in exploring the physical makeup of the photographic medium itself, rather than capturing any external reflection of reality, so he first exposes his high-gloss metallic paper to light – rendering it useless for its intended purpose. Strips of paper are then organized into compositions on its surface before he rolls, dips, squeegees, or sprays his prints with a variety of chemical compounds.
On view: April 23, 2022 – June 4, 2022
What: New Exhibitions
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, Bergamot Station Unit A-7, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404