As If A Field Could Become Some Dream is an exhibition at No Place Gallery (Columbus, Ohio) featuring the works of ten artists whose practices expand across a range of methodologies.
As If A Field Could Become Some Dream
with Yevgeniya Baras, Jaqueline Cedar, Erin Dunn, Ted Gahl, Kristina Lee, Martin Lukáč, Rebecca Morgan, Keith Allyn Spencer, Michael Swaney, Cody Tumblin
Curated by Brian Scott Campbell
May 19 - June 15 2018
No Place Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (USA)
Across the field a compendium of hallucinatory matter—the field, where things happen: battles, thought, conflict, play, dreams. Am I dreaming? Oh, heaven forbid! An opening in the woods becomes a field where light materializes in the dew above the grass, an open space as if a field could become some dream. “As If,” as much a hypothetical proposition as it is a sarcastic quip. The “field” a repository of transmissions and one-way dispatches. The “field,” an architectural, verdant, pastoral, wide-open, and a clumsy registry of broadcast. “Some Dream,” a kind of fog in which imagery may pass through, eroding particular features and presenting a unique and unwieldy space.
As If A Field Could Become Some Dream is an exhibition featuring the works of ten artists whose practices expand across a range of methodologies. Their works in painting and sculpture, employ a divergent and often outrageously idiosyncratic relationship to imagery and the picture plane. The full-tilt abstraction is often lodged into a dialogue with odd-ball cartoon portraiture and figuration, or within a discreet structural frame. The materiality of each of these works, and surfaces take immediate hold of the viewer, and tether the reduced imagery to a very human touch and organic ligature.