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Outside Bones


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Please join us Friday, November 17th, at 6:30PM for the opening of August Love Vollbrecht's exhibition, "Outside Bones". 

Opening reception: November 17th, 6:30PM-9:30PM
On view: November 17th - 30th, 2017
Gallery Hours: November 18th-19th 1PM-6PM, and by appointment: m@m23.co
25 Park Pl. 3 Fl. 
New York 10007

August Vollbrecht employs her own catalogue of drawing gestures and symbols to create painterly, organic shapes and loosely totemic forms. Symbols and gestures in the works oscillate: they function as mental containers of materiality- by referring to ideas of another - while inherently dissolving boundaries between themselves as glyphs and the "other." Recurring gestures subtly vibrate in opposition. Their adaptability determines possible significance in the works, evolving a language that negotiates its reality with that of the viewers. 

The term ‘outside bones’ suggests open vessels, structures contained but penetrable by that which is beyond. Initial marks evolve into multiple versions of themselves. In these paintings on unstretched canvases, the resulting symbioses generate an economy of freedom. Enigmatic yet familiar shapes prevail - as underpainting, overpainting, or areas of raw canvas - from the prepotency of disciplined, turbulent 'bones.' The paintings operate on the carefully balanced tensions generated between attraction and repulsion, toward the varying modes of production and consumption of paintings today.

Earlier Event: November 3
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