Lost and Found II @ Hal Bromm

A new freestanding sculpture by Inna Babaeva extends her fascination with mass-produced supports; a postcard stand acts as a pedestal for postcards featuring two sets of photographic images. One series of found black & white family snapshots resemble scenes from Jean Luc Godard’s 1965 film “Pierrot Le Fou”. Screenshots from the film along with the family’s photos to create limited edition postcards.

Maureen Cavanaugh’s paintings have a quietly ghost-like quality. Painted with layers of thin washes, the artist achieves a slow opacity that erases and obscures underlying figures. Screen and Table creates an unexpected dialogue with furniture inhabiting the gallery, in a direct nod to Matisse’s 1921 painting Moorish Screen.

William Crump is an abstract painter and astute collagist. Several works will be included from his Spirit Series, which position images of artifacts (such as textiles, arrowheads, baskets, shells) into loose arrangements suggestive of faces. Mr. Crump embraces the power of objects and their ability to symbolize a person, story or ideal, dislocated between time and space.

Jacob Feige, a Philadelphia based painter, uses documents, photographs and audio to enhance the viewer’s experience, reminiscent of museology and its elucidation of obscure artifacts. The paintings – often landscapes – are blurred or obscured, seemingly by a surreal encounter or lens malfunction. Based on a futuristic city that was never built, New City features audio narration by the artist that plays via radio.

Miami-based artist Christy Gast presents a triptych of framed stills from the video We Live Inside the World, whose point of departure is an assertion by a 19th century utopian Florida community that the Earth is a hollow sphere, cradling the entire universe inside. We Live Inside the World documents performative attempts to embody this esoteric paradigm, using inverted cosmological models and pseudo-science.


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