Bianca Nemelc presents her first solo exhibition SMALL COMFORTS with a new body of work that tells the stories of brown bodies coming into their own identities through their relationship with water. Each painting conveys a new emotional layer to the act of discovering oneself using the water as a means for reflection, connection and discovery. Nemelc’s faceless bodies inhabit the space that exists only inches behind the canvas’ surface. Barely separated by palm fronds, the viewer observes the bodies in complete reflective solitude and is quickly absorbed into intimate moments that may not be ours to witness. As the layers of emotional discovery progress throughout the exhibition, the bodies immerse themselves more freely into the water and consequently into their unapologetic, shameless self that refuses to be deterred by an audience. SMALL COMFORTS opens Saturday, August 17 at 6:00pm at Ross + Kramer Gallery in East Hampton, NY. Bianca Nemelc (b. 1991) lives in Manhattan, NY and works out of the Bronx, NY. In addition to her current exhibition in East Hampton, she has shown in New York City and Chicago with great success and is set to have exhibitions in Jakarta, Indonesia and Los Angeles through the rest of 2019 and into 2020.
New Sculpture by En Iwamura
En Iwamura's current research investigates how he can influence and alter the experience of viewers who occupy space with his installation artworks. When Iwamura describes the space and scale in his works, he references the Japanese philosophy of Ma. Ma implies meanings of distance, moment, space, relationship, and more. People constantly read and measure different Ma between themselves, and finding the proper or comfortable Ma between people or places can provide a specific relationship at a given moment. Through his work, Iwamura intends to create such an encounter with site-responsive installations, and provide, through entering the space, an opportunity for viewers to recognize Ma themselves.