Movers and Shapers: Justine Hill and Ali Silverstein

Movers and Shapers: Justine Hill and Ali Silverstein in Brooklyn on Friday, January 5, 2018
Movers and Shapers: Justine Hill and Ali Silverstein in Brooklyn on Friday, January 5, 2018
Friday, January 5, 2018 -- Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1300 - 1800
VICTORI + MO is pleased to announce Movers and Shapers, a dual exhibition of new works from New York-based painter Justine Hill and her Los Angeles contemporary Ali Silverstein. The exhibition opens on January 5 and remains on view until February 18.

Justine Hill was first introduced to Ali Silverstein's work in 2015, at Untitled Art Fair, Miami. Hill admired Silverstein's handling of materials, particularly the pronounced extemporaneous brushstrokes upon large-scale cut-out canvases. She continued to follow Silverstein's practice through social media, which influenced her own work, primarily the mark-making upon her abstracted landscape paintings.

Silverstein is a painter whose primary focus strays definitively from the traditional considerations of painting, and instead uses paint as a method and material to explore the concepts that she considers the foundation of her practice: spontaneous gesture, desire, and decision-making.

She identifies a kinship with the romantic perspective of art critic, Harold Rosenberg, and the idea of the canvas as less of a means of representation but rather an extension of the uninhibited mind. The making of her paintings is intensely physical, not necessarily a formal performance but certainly a result of a series of present-moment gestural expressions manifest of the instinctual desires of the body.

Unlike the unpremeditated work of Silverstein, Hill's paintings are created within a narrower set of guidelines. Prior to beginning a piece, Hill clearly defines the scale, shape and structure of each painting by building the structure which acts as her control element. The painting then develops with the back and forth assistance of sketching on the computer. Hill's work is fundamentally interested in the act of mark-making, and how the composite of these varied marks (paint, crayon, pencil, or pastel) coalesce into a final painting.With her latest paintings, Hill explores the dialogue between figuration and landscape.

On Friday January 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm (ends Sunday February 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm)

Category: Arts - Visual Arts - Galleries / Art



Venue: VICTORI + MO, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, 11206


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56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn 11206
United States
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Madison Fishman
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