Michelle Hinebrook & Nicki Stager: Exposure, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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Michelle Hinebrook, Encrusted, 2009
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

LTS presents Exposure: Michelle Hinebrook & Nicki Stager, an exhibition spotlighting the separate works of these two artists. Both are wholly steeped in light, but each reaches a different, yet complementary, conclusion.

Michelle Hinebrook’s newest pieces explore a very specific sort of geometry. Watching each line take the long journey across the canvas, one becomes aware of how each carries a share of the piece, as though the burden of the whole is being shifted into parts, just as light can be expressed in particles. Some pieces reflect like a cut diamond, while others catch the eye like a fish in a net. Michelle Hinebrook has exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery (New York, NY), Pratt Manhattan Gallery (New York, NY), McKenzie Fine Art (New York, NY), David Klein Gallery (Birmingham, MI), the Museum of New Art (Detroit, MI), Like the Spice Gallery and galleries and museums throughout the country.

Coming roughly a year after her explosive Like the Spice solo show Synesthesia, Nicki Stager continues her conceptual exploration of color and light. Nicki’s all- new photograms have a feel of the glossy about them, and they wash over the viewer like a wave. In this show, her smaller cube-shaped styles continue, but all arrive newly created, and with the additional beauty that comes from experience. Against these works, Nicki showcases her enticing new larger pieces, cubes at new sizes, which have pushed Nicki to work against greater thresholds.