Damon Soule and Chris Mendoza both opened their latest exhibitions over the weekend at the famed New York spot of Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled ‘Amused Loon’ and ‘Daily Habits’ respectively, the works compiled by the artists really epitomize their distinctive approach to their work.
Damon Soule – Amused Loon: ”…Soule depicts details from fantastic realms or geometrically abstract environments. Like screen “grabs” from a video game, these small views into otherworldly spaces explode with pattern, virtuosic manipulations of perspective, and lively colors. The carefully cropped details hint at larger dimensions and drama beyond the picture plane, heightening the feeling of optical tension. They also suggest a parallel with “virtual space” and the collective sensation in the Internet Age of worlds just beyond our fingertips.”
Chris Mendoza – Daily Habits: “Comprised of twenty ink-on-handmade paper and carving-on-Masonite works, Daily Habits showcases Mendoza’s signature drawing practice, which builds up intricate images from fine mark-making. Evocative of both Mesoamerican hieroglyphs and Middle-Eastern calligraphy, Mendoza’s compositions have two registers—from a distance, they appear as delicate, lace-like landscapes; up close, they are an astonishing tangle of doodled shapes that resemble medical instruments, precision parts, space ships, radio towers, futuristic automobiles, and other assorted odds and ends of machined technology.”
Thanks to The Art Collectors, who were on hand at the opening for the info.