Archi | Texture: New Work
22 West 19th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011
January 18 - April 12, 2013
Public reception for the artists: January 17, 2013, 6-8 pm
FXFOWLE Gallery is pleased to present Archi | Texture: New Work, an exhibition of the work of two artists, Anne Finkelstein and Cora Jane Glasser, who – both literally and metaphorically – use architecture and texture in their work.
When seen together, the work of these two artists exhibits striking similarities and differences. Similarities between the works include color, structure and imagery, while differences involve surface treatment and technique. Both use photographs of architecture as source material but abstract the imagery in very different ways.
Taking her imagery from construction and demolition sites, Glasser deconstructs, fragments and distorts the structure of the architecture and its environment, leaving surface elements to capture the essence of a scene. Often using black as her blank canvas, Glasser evokes the Deconstructivist style of architecture, which is characterized by fragmentation and an interest in manipulating a structure’s surface or skin.
Finkelstein creates montages of images with contradictory perspectives. Using an additive technique, she builds up layers of intersecting structural lines and juxtaposed spaces, taking the viewer on a journey through a constructed landscape. The result is a densely textured surface, which fluctuates between abstract patterns and recognizable spaces.
This is the second time these two artists have exhibited their work together. Their first exhibit, Archi | Texture, was held in New York just last year. The visual dialogue between their bodies of work continues to evolve.
Anne Finkelstein is a native New Yorker who paints and photographs images of architecture in New York City, as well as the places she travels. She received a BA in painting from Bard College and an MFA in painting from Hunter College. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States. Her most recent solo exhibition was at the SBD Gallery in 2011. Her work is included in several corporate collections, including the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York and The David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
Cora Jane Glasser was born in Brooklyn, lives in Manhattan and works in Long Island City. She earned a BA/BS in art and anthropology at Queens College and later studied at the Art Students League in New York. Her work has been exhibited in numerous national and international venues and is held in private and corporate collections, including Pfizer, Inc., Acumen Partners, LLC, and the Williamsburgh
Art & Historical Center.