The Armory Show 2022
September 8-11, 2022
Jessica Silverman is delighted to participate in the Armory Show’s 2022 edition from September 8 to September 11 at the Javits Center in New York. The gallery will present all new work by Sadie Barnette, Luke Butler, Theresa Chromati, Loie Hollowell, Woody De Othello, Hayal Pozanti, Clare Rojas, Davina Semo, Rose B. Simpson, Rupy C. Tut, Pae White, Claudia Wieser, and Margo Wolowiec. This exhibition of largely women artists explores playful fluid movement, expressed through geometry, natural forms, and the human body.
Central to the presentation are free-standing sculptural works by Rose B. Simpson, Sadie Barnette, and Woody De Othello that each take aspects of familiar objects or materials and casts them anew, seen in Barnette’s glittered-over stereos, De Othello’s off-kilter ceramics of the mundane, and the raw and visceral use of clay in Simpson’s sculptures Take a Seat and Highway (both 2022).
Geometric forms also surface throughout Claudia Wieser’s work, with the artist presenting a new large, mirrored installation along one of the booth’s side walls in addition to numerous new works on paper made of gold leaf and colored pencil. Her violet and purple-hued works revel in the modernist spirit of Kandinsky and Klee, while also addressing the physiological collisions when the body encounters the geometry of her own distinct craft.
The presentation further highlights kinetic abstraction in paintings by Hayal Pozanti and Theresa Chromati, whose works are enmeshed in the body either in their subject or their process of creation. Explorations of abstraction are further present in the bronze works Matrix (2022) and Spirit (2022) by Davina Semo, whose pieces create a complex network through repetition of a simple gear or flower-like form.
Playing further on the tension between artifice and the organic, Luke Butler’s work A Color Picture IV (2022), ironically uses a stylized text overlay upon sharply rendered tree leaves as if to suggest that any authentic experience of nature remains inextricable from human invention.
The gallery’s presentation will also include an array of new works on paper by Clare Rojas, Rupy C. Tut, and Loie Hollowell which address folkloric motifs as well as deeply personal narratives around the self and womanhood. Notably, Hollowell’s piece Fully Dilated (2022) conveys female sexuality in her abstract geometries using pastel on paper.
Further works in the show by Pae White and Margo Wolowiec bring forth the tenuous relationship between human society and the natural world in their unconventional use of materials. In White’s Incantation, Dawn Chatter (2021), the artist uses lustrous green and yellow automotive paint over paper clay, as if to intertwine the residues of the anthropological and the ecological. Wolowiec’s new shaped tondos are, through a unique dye-sublimation process, embedded with colorful landscapes and other natural imagery that invoke the dichotomy between the saturation of information and the senses