The artists in this week’s gallery picks effectively refine the beauty in contradictions.
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1. Augustine Kofie’s recent collection began with a series of small notes and doodles on found paper, “a usual task in the studio, but this go around I kept the idea in mind of sound structures and systems of reliability” at White Walls
2. Jason Yates’ work finds meaning and therefore truth in contradictions, a reflection of a culture chasing it’s own tail. The artist distills his punk aesthetic,editing out representational imagery,to find the essential at M.J. Briggs
3. In her work, Vadis Turner has created a visual language that re-imagines gender roles, rites of passage and the classification of heirlooms in a contemporary cultural context at Jack Geary Contemporary
4. Leonardo Ulian’s Sacred Space consists of a series of mandalas, a symbol from Hindu and Buddhist symbolism that represents metaphysical enlightenment, made entirely from meticulously arranged electronic components at Beers Contemporary
5. For Tim Biskup, a ‘charge’ can be harbored by things constantly rejected as too abstract, too small or too anomalous. Biskup acts as a physical receptor to these alternative cultures, by producing works that channel musicality and vibrancy into a stream of progressive Modernism at Martha Otero
6. Alyce Gottesman’s paintings and works on paper reflect the interconnectedness between nature, geometric forms and space. The work is at once both intuitive and analytical, while exploring a spiritual connection with nature at The Painting Center