Accrochage, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX





Installation views

January 17 – February 28, 2009

Gallery Sonja Roesch presents Accrochage, a group exhibition with nine artists explorin different approaches to reductive art. The exhibitions features work by Soledad Arias, Matthew Deleget, Daniel Levine, Rossana Martinez, Ruth Pastine, Mario Reis, David Simpson, Hills Snyder, and Tilman

Through using different materials and procedures, these nine artists demonstrate a variety of approaches towards reductive and concept based art. The pieces are either painted, constructed, or using found materials and even though they are reduced to the essentials, the results vary drastically. 

Ruth Pastine uses tiny brush strokes with oil paint to build up the layers of the painting in an almost meditative, obsessive way to achieve a glowing luminosity. Hills Snyder’s conceptual site-specific placed pieces are constructed with colored plexiglass that simply use the outline or shape to communicate a reference to the viewer. Mario Reis submerges the canvas into the river, which then collects the natural pigments and sediments and the movement from the river. Matthew Deleget’s piece ‘I love you’ is made up of found colored plastic bags, which represent the color names citation in a Beatles song.