April 29 – May 14, 2017
Opening: Saturday, April 29th, 3 - 5 pm
Key Projects is pleased to present Thinking Sequentially, a group exhibition focusing on various expressions of serial based work. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings and sculpture by Vincent Como, Susan York and Tamar Zinn. It is on view from April 29 – May 14, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 29th from 3 - 5 pm.
From the late 19th Century, artists have employed individual methodologies in order to produce a number of possible visual sequences. These sequences can take the form of seriality, systems, repetition or iteration based work, often associated with minimalism and conceptual art. Today, artists continue these processes to convey their distinct narratives.
Using the strategies of iteration, Vincent Como’s Army of Darkness is composed of 120 black monochrome paintings on cardboard. Each painting is primed and “painted” by hand using a roller with black ink, thereby making each painting unique and negating the notion of mass production. The work of both Susan York and Tamar Zinn emphasizes time under specific structured processes. Susan York's Daily Drawings form a visual diary of her practice. Using graphite pencil on a set paper size, each drawing must be completed by midnight. Moonglow, Tamar Zinn’s series of paintings based on the color transition of a lunar eclipse, is an arrangement of parts that are grouped in sets of four or three. Each panel has points of similarity to the others, yet each is unique.
About the artists:
Vincent Como works in a broad array of media, including installation, painting, printmaking, and artist books. The subject of his artistic practice is the color black, which he describes as “the pure and unrepentant mark of information…both the origin of recording thoughts and the fully saturated realization of all pigment as one”. His work draws on ideas from art history, color theory, philosophy, physics, alchemy, heavy metal, religion, and mythology. Como has exhibited his work throughout the United States, including in New York, Baltimore, New Jersey, Kansas City, Chicago, Boston, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco among others. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and is represented by MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn. Como is one of the founding members and Co-Director of TSA New York, an artist run exhibition space in Brooklyn, NY.
Susan York makes drawings, sculpture, installations and prints that often examine phenomenology and transitions between 2D and 3D. York’s sculpture and drawings are exhibited internationally most recently at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. York’s site specific project, Foundation will open at The Drawing Center in October. In 2018, York will have a solo exhibition at Deldeo & Barzune in NYC. Her work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), Panza Collection (Lugano, Switzerland), and the Beinecke Library, Yale University (New Haven, CT). She has lectured and taught at Harvard University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cranbrook Academy of Art where she also received her MFA.
Tamar Zinn is a New York based painter preoccupied with the interplay of spatial ambiguity and structure. Her 2016 solo exhibition, At the still point, was held at Markel Fine Arts, NYC. Recent group exhibitions include: Humble Iterations @ Markel Fine Arts; The Big Small Show @ Drawing Rooms, Jersey City; Waking Slow @ Brooklyn Workshop Gallery; Anonyme Ziechner 2015 @ Künstverein Tiergarten, Berlin; and Navigation Puzzle @ Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work is in numerous collections throughout the United States, including Citibank, Fidelity, IBM, McKinsey, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and NYU-Langone Medical Center. Additionally, Zinn’s work is included in online forums such as Geoform and she has been featured in interviews on Art Orbiter and 365artists/365days.