CHRIS DOMENICK: HIGH TIDE
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 11, 2009
OPENING SATURDAY SEPT. 26, 2009, 7PMWORK is pleased to present HIGH TIDE, a solo show of new works by Chris Domenick. The artist's large graphite and marker collages on paper are delicate, exploratory seascapes. Littered amongst likenesses of sunken manufacturing materials and dark gradations of shimmering graphite, a luminous sea life washes over the drawings' imagined ocean floor surfaces.
The appearance of abstraction and loosening of representational space are elements subdued by the subtlely of the artist's expert mark making. Domenick's carefully cast net catches the taut action of these scenes with a sweeping gestural grayscale, sparingly employing dashes of color as bait to lure in a viewer's gaze.
A series of 'high tide artifacts', collage studies in artist frames, accompany the large-scale works. HIGH TIDE is Chris Domenick's first solo show at WORK. He has previously had a one-person show at Jack the Pelican in Brooklyn in 2007 and a two-person show at WORK in 2008.
WORK is also pleased to present A DRIVE-IN 4, with a light show performace by Fluxus artist JEFFREY PERKINS and special guests, Saturday September 26 at 8:30PM in the empty lot across the street from WORK. More details to follow. Please join the artists for an evening of FREE art and entertainment at WORK, 65 Union Street (at Van Brunt), Brooklyn, NY, 11231.
Images from Work's site