30 Gansevoort Street, New York
July 23 – August 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 23, 6 – 9 pm
BLANK SPACE is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition with the New York-based artist Antoinette Wysocki titled Wallflower at the new gallery space on 30 Gansevoort Street. Wysocki’s new series of paintings focus on the artist’s meditation on nature and its inherent language that incessantly entices viewers to decipher and emulate. Having studied and admired classical botanical drawings from the early years as an artist, Wysocki articulates her renewed fascination with nature’s brilliant harmonies and colors of the purest intensity, while dexterously narrating through signs, symbols, and words. The artist says, “Like a single flower demands our attention, the process within these pieces tell a similar story that await to be picked and adorned.”
Wysocki’s romanticized paintings feature the artist’s continuous engagement with the organic process that encourages dynamic interchange between various media like acrylic, ink, charcoal, pencil, gauche and watercolor. This spontaneous interaction and refraction on the surface of the canvas enact complex spatial and geometrical tension that is unique to the artist’s oeuvre.
Drawn inspiration from pop culture as well as the genre of classical paintings, the artist has incorporated visual devices such as words “look-up” or “OK” and symbols like birdcages or stars. Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, the emotionally charged pictorial plane is filled with subliminal icons awaiting to be discovered. In Together We Will Rise, the painting’s surface exhibits lush expressivity combined with intricate sensibility. The bleeding colors and the colliding lines encourage a sensory experience of the viewers.
Having received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, Antoinette Wysocki has exhibited her works widely in New York, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, and San Francisco.