U N S T R E T C H E D

Group Show

December 8, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Tomorrow

Michael Porten, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Birch ply and mixed media, 123 x 150 inches

Happy Enough!

Michael Porten, Happy Enough!, Birch ply and mixed media, 57 x 125 inches

If There Were Words

Kristin Bauer, If There Were Words, Acrylic on Plexiglas, 12 x 12 x 24 inches

What Is Obscured

Kristin Bauer, What Is Obscured, Acrylic on Plexiglas, 30 x 30 x 3 inches

What Is Left Unsaid

Kristin Bauer, What Is Left Unsaid, Acrylic on Plexiglas, 20 x 20 x 3 inches

Ambedo Goldy

Stephanie Howard, Ambedo Goldy, Pen on paper, 25 x 31.5 inches

Black-haired Girls

Stephanie Howard, Black-haired Girls, 29.5 x 43.5 inches

The Chase

Aaron Zulpo, The Chase, Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 52.5 inches

A Mix up of Briefcases

Aaron Zulpo, A Mix up of Briefcases, Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 73.5 inches

Lap Swimming

Aaron Zulpo, Lap Swimming, Oil on canvas, 53 x 71.5 inches

Light Verse

Luis Garcia-Nerey, Light Verse, Mixed media on panel, 48 x 48 inches

Nighttide

Luis Garcia-Nerey, Nighttide, Mixed media on panel, 72 x 60 inches

Mare Nubium

Henry Mandell, Mare Nubium, Ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum, 42 x 27 inches

Mare Varporum

Henry Mandell, Mare Varporum, Ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum, 42 x 27.5

Mare Crisium

Henry Mandell, Mare Crisium, Ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum, 42 x 27.5 inches

Plumb 20

Henry Mandell, Plumb 20 (Leaves of Grass), Ultrachrome on canvas, 65 x 54 inches

Press Release

Cheryl Hazan Gallery is pleased to present Unstretched, a group exhibition featuring the diverse works of Aaron Zulpo, Deb Lawrence, Henry Mandell, Kristin Bauer, Luis Garcia Nerey, Maggie Hayes, Michael Porten, and Stephanie Howard.

 

This exhibition takes on experimentation outside of the conventional canvas frame. Through differing forms and perspectives, we consider art from new angles. Each piece is selected for its ability to bring forward a different view from what is seen on a two-dimensional surface. Touching upon conceptual art’s notion that abstract idea incites more interpretation and conversation than visual elements, the works are viewed as counterpoints to one another, with each piece presenting a point of view that pokes, prods, and re-evaluates our notion of space.

 

Each artist represents a unique vantage point pursued through distinct perspective, form and aesthetic. Michael Porten explores all the possible mediums to realize his nascent concepts, constructing many painted, printed, or sculpted variations until he attains a perfect aesthetic embodiment. Stephanie Howard’s work tells stories drawing upon folklore, illustration and embroidery. Kristin Bauer’s multi-paneled plexiglass assemblages take conceptual cues from divergent beliefs and practices such as Gestalt psychology, linguistics, Zen Buddhism, and geometry. Aaron Zulpo narrates urban life through neither a two- nor three-dimensional window, but an amalgamate perspective unique onto itself, which serves to distort reality and heighten the artist’s narration. Deb Lawrence’s psychological subject matter and physicality become one and the same. Her paintings on 19th century linen embody the very women who hand stitched the fabric, celebrating all dimensions of the female spirit. Henry Mandell explores how the mind makes sense of abstraction and pattern, using digital tools to stretch and exaggerate poetry, data, and news stories into indiscernible yet reminiscent shapes. Each of these selected works comes from an individual with a viewpoint that starts a conversation, invites your consideration, and strives for interaction.