Show #10

The Parlour Bushwick is pleased to present “Show #10”. The opening reception will take place Friday April 11 from 6 – 9pm. The gallery is located at 791 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221. The exhibition will run until June 1, 2014. The gallery is open Sunday, from 12 pm – 6 pm and by appointment.

Coming from different places and points of view the three artists in show #10 all use a formal structure to develop ambiguous narratives and explore personal perspectives. Whether their imagery comes from observation of their immediate surroundings, consumer culture, sexuality or the politics of being female, their work is a reaction to their culture and environment. It is their unique points of view and construction of the image that allow the viewer to enter their work and follow the seemingly disparate parts that make up the whole.

The Mexican Artist Roberto Turnbull is interested in the visual construction of things. Coming in to his own as an artist in Mexico City in the late 80s and 90s
his content comes from what he sees and experiences rather than a predetermined idea. His work is formal, and the meaning is ambiguous. Three stripes of color form the core of the drawing and make associations to the Mexican Flag. The feathers attached could be just pigeon feathers or a stand in for eagle feathers. The two possibilities lead to different conclusions leaving it up to the viewer to determine.

Michelle Matson makes grid-like structures composed of handmade hockey sticks and blue foam-core squares. These compositions allow for her loose narrative of sex and sport culture to play out. Flowers made out of paper work as an organic feminine contrast to the hard-edged sport equipment. Ripe bananas are attached to every surface or else their peels are left draping over an edge softening the hard lines of the piece. Fake tennis balls work as a formal element as well as something funny and surreal. Her pieces move between being totems and stories.

Video artist, Posie Currin use dramaturgy to create the foundation for reenactments of the female consciousness. The aesthetic is apocalyptic and psychedelic. From this perspective they create a drama that investigates myth, memory, and female archetypes.