A.I.R. Gallery
February 2 – 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3, 2011 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Gallery I: Elisabeth Munro Smith, Going from Here to There: New Work about Landscape

Smith’s recent work continues her exploration of the patterns of landscape seen from above. The pieces stem, in part, from her own aerial-view photographs, five of which are included in the exhibition. The photographs, in stark black and white, reveal both the linear markings of surface elements (roads, rivers, houses, plow-lines) and puzzling subterranean features that suggest overlays of archeological digs. Drawing from these images and ideas, Smith exhibits a series of three-dimensional constructions of wood –- both milled and found, painted and raw –- that focus primarily on the play of line against plane.

Gallery II:
Megan Biddle, Emily Harris, and Beatrice Wolert, Impermanent Fixtures

Impermanent Fixtures highlights work by three artists who work fluently through sculpture, drawing, installation and video to create objects and images, which find potential in everyday materials and inspiration in naturally occurring phenomena. The works in Impermanent Fixtures hint at different levels of unseen performance suggesting that the forms will continue evolving, eroding, and multiplying. A small artist’s book documents and accompanies the exhibition.

Fellowship Gallery:
Meghan McInnis, Spiritus: our collected breath

Meghan McInnis’ photographs are part of an ongoing project exploring the inter-connection of social and physical transition through the “Hardcore” subculture. As a woman in this hyper-masculine subculture, McInnis’ physical and emotional position is largely what informs her perspective. Photographing from the side or above the stage, rather than within the chaos, she is a spectator, able to observe the blurred line between the performance of the crowd and the performers.

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, #228 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 6pm