Smack Mellon is pleased to present three solo exhibitions featuring new work and site specific projects by Brooklyn-based artists Tamara Gayer, Stephen Sollins, and Heeseop Yoon. Tamara Gayer reconfigures and translates the geometry of urban landscapes into an intricate vinyl installation for her window project The Final Contraction. Covering all 24 windows with various colors and textures of vinyl, Gayer presents an alternate all-encompassing prismatic cityscape. Disorganized spaces, often hidden from public view by design, are the focus of Heeseop Yoon’s Still Life #11. Yoon provides a dramatic view of chaotic interior spaces using black masking tape on the gallery’s oversized 24′ x 60′ long wall. In the back gallery, Stephen Sollins presents Piecework, a series of large scale works on paper made entirely of collected mailing envelopes. Intersecting his mathematical approach with his interest in the sentimental, Sollins methodically assembles the recognizably patterned paper into the form of traditional American quilts.

Tamara Gayer, The Final Contraction

Stephen Sollins, Piecework

Heeseop Yoon, Still Life #11

Exhibition Dates: January 21 – March 4, 2012
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, January 21, 5-8pm

Smack Mellon | 92 Plymouth Street | Brooklyn | NY | 11201