Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New at the Art Lot on Columbia and Sackett

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Babs Reingold, John Roach, Mary Schiliro
September 12, 2010 – January 9, 2011
Opening reception: Sunday, September 12, 2–5 p.m.

The ART LOT is proud to present “MEDIA MIX x 4” featuring the work of Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Babs Reingold, John Roach and Mary Schiliro.
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo starts with the notion of photography that can capture and freeze time. As a starting point, she photographs urban spaces such as airport terminals, busy city streets or any place that has a flow of people. She then layers images on Plexiglas, subtly capturing the flow of time.
Babs Reingold has made a large structure reminiscent of a clothes line, but suspended are not clothes but a variety of materials that act as signifiers for memory and time. The piece is a beautiful metaphor on the relationship of support and the supported.
John Roach has a long history with combining materials, processes and light/sound to create three-dimensional collages. In some way, his work is a comment on and a foil to the extraordinary mash-up of contemporary life, with no small dash of humor.
Mary Schiliro’s work poses the question, what is a painting? How does it work? And how far can one push that definition before it becomes something else? Her installation, a hanging plane of Mylar that she perforates and dips in paint, is sited in the corner, which is transformed into more than the meeting of two planes. The painting hangs like a three-dimensional object demonstrating gravity, all while inconspicuously functioning as her picture plane.

The Art Lot is located at 206 Columbia Street, corner of Columbia and Sackett Streets in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The exhibition is on view 24/7. Rain date for the opening is September 19.