02.23.13 – 03.30.13
Opening reception: Feb. 23, 5-7.

Liv Mette Larsen, Floor series paired with
Gwendolyn C. Skaggs, Slip Casting series

Though abstracted from her real life, Liv’s egg tempera renderings of patterns found in her studio floor are not abstract paintings, rather they are stoic, given forms, from trails of the past. Seemingly peeled, cleanly, with her vision and dexterity, the shapes, abound with vibrant colors and visible strokes are grouped, coupled, tried, and glorified on raw linen, the air on which they float, suspended in a moment of contentment.

Not so content are the slip castings from Gwendolyn’s seven plaster moulds. Virgins to a kiln, these delicate forms examine, play with, and test the iconic nature of the figurines identity. Precariously arranged and at times left unfettled, their essence is light heartedly tooled away in an attempt to release them of their responsibilities. Only makeshift remedies keep their insinuated stability afloat, as gravity is the puppeteer.

Viewing Room: Scott Espeseth

Liv Mette Larsen Floors X
24 x 17 inches
egg tempera on linen

449 Troutman St. #3-5, 3rd flr, bell #21
Brooklyn, NY 11237 917-443-1986
Sat & Sun 12-5pm