Lyles & King is pleased to present TT52, a two person exhibition of new paintings by American artist Trudy Benson and textiles by the French artist Yann Gerstberger. In recent paintings, Benson has shifted her focus from the representation of digital image making techniques to new forms of painted-collage which emphasize the phenomenon of experiencing painting. Since moving to Mexico City in 2012, Yann Gerstberger has been making tapestries based upon his natural and cultural surroundings. The exhibition title is the archeological reference for the burial site of Nakht, an ancient Egyptian official; while Gerstberger’s vibrant, coded language recalls Egyptian wall painting, TT52 also suggests the excavational mode of looking required for deciphering both artists’ designs.

Gerstberger’s colorful and rugged tapestries, made by inserting market sourced fabrics among hand-dyed mop-head strands glued to a vinyl surface, proposes craftsmanship itself as an image making technique. Gerstberger’s visual language is a mostly vernacular one, referencing the comic Fábulas Pánicas, by the Chilean-French artist Alejandro Jodorowsky, and the European fantasy of the tropical, but it also draws from and continues the modernist tradition of his native France. Gerstberger’s works have a haptic quality, owing to the thickness of the cotton threads which encrypt the image by lowering, as it were, its resolution.


DATES: Jun 8-Jul 28, 2017
LOCATION: Lyles & King
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Lyles & King 106 Forsyth Street at Broome, New York, NY 10002

Trudy Benson & Yann Gerstberger: TT52 at Lyles & King

When
Jun 8-Jul 28, 2017
Where
Lyles & King
106 Forsyth Street at Broome, New York, NY 10002

Lyles & King is pleased to present TT52, a two person exhibition of new paintings by American artist Trudy Benson and textiles by the French artist Yann Gerstberger. In recent paintings, Benson has shifted her focus from the representation of digital image making techniques to new forms of painted-collage which emphasize the phenomenon of experiencing painting. Since moving to Mexico City in 2012, Yann Gerstberger has been making tapestries based upon his natural and cultural surroundings. The exhibition title is the archeological reference for the burial site of Nakht, an ancient Egyptian official; while Gerstberger’s vibrant, coded language recalls Egyptian wall painting, TT52 also suggests the excavational mode of looking required for deciphering both artists’ designs.

Gerstberger’s colorful and rugged tapestries, made by inserting market sourced fabrics among hand-dyed mop-head strands glued to a vinyl surface, proposes craftsmanship itself as an image making technique. Gerstberger’s visual language is a mostly vernacular one, referencing the comic Fábulas Pánicas, by the Chilean-French artist Alejandro Jodorowsky, and the European fantasy of the tropical, but it also draws from and continues the modernist tradition of his native France. Gerstberger’s works have a haptic quality, owing to the thickness of the cotton threads which encrypt the image by lowering, as it were, its resolution.


DATES: Jun 8-Jul 28, 2017
LOCATION: Lyles & King
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