About the exhibitionFocus on the Flatfiles: FLAT???
Guest Curator: William Stover
Conceived of as an inversion to the concepts of space and dimension created by the works contained in Selections from the Flatfiles,
this exhibition features the work of six artists that follows a more conventional construction and representation of dimension and space. Seemingly contained within the flatness of the picture plane, the objective of these artists it not to create the illusion of space, but to articulate spatial concepts ranging from the physical spaces we inhabit to the psychological dimensions of an inner world. However in opposition to the work in Selection
s, these work recede and shift into a dimension beyond and behind the support. Like Lucio Fontana, these artists explore time and movement, by reaching beyond illusionism into what he called “a free space” past the flatness of the plane.