February 10-March 17, 2012

SILVERMAN is pleased to present Co-Real, an exhibition of new work by Hayal Pozanti on view from February 10 – March 17, 2012. The artist’s solo debut at the gallery features a series of new paintings, collages as well as animated GIFs.

Evoking the idioms of painting, Pozanti eschews its formal constraints and presents visual ciphers that foreground the possibilities of imaginative space. Her abstract fields are derived from an intensive process of meticulous brushwork that attempts to arrive at what the artist describes as “shapes that have not existed before.” In this, Pozanti mines the legacy of American artist and theorist, Frederick Kiesler, who argued that geometric forms are “the trading posts of visible and invisible forces.” Perceived reality is defined by this continual interaction and he termed the exchange “co-reality.”

With a nod to Kiesler, Pozanti advances a subtle meditation on contemporary life and the ubiquity of the screen. Referencing the interface of the body and technology, her process intercedes as a means of slowing down, creating spaces apart from the flux of information. Underscoring the physicality of the medium, optical abstraction invariably yields to haptic perception, inviting moments of contemplation and reflective silence.

Hayal Pozanti (b. 1983) is a native of Istanbul who received her MFA from Yale University in 2011. Her practice encompasses painting, sculpture, collage and digital animation. She has exhibited internationally, including New York, San Francisco, Istanbul and Berlin. Pozanti currently live and works in New York City.