“Hypertrophic Visions” Opening + Reception

The exhibition Hypertrophic Visions opens at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS) gallery, 44 West 28th Street, 7th Floor, on March 8 and will run through April 12.

The artists included in Hypertrophic Visions, Katy Schimert (RISD Associate Professor, Ceramics) Jonathan Ehrenberg, Matthew Fisher, Valerie Hegarty, Darina Karpov, Hiroyuki Nakamura, and William Villalongo draw from a confluence of personal, cultural and mythological narratives infused with imagery and symbols that trade both in art historical and vernacular traditions. Picking up upon certain strategies and techniques reminiscent of Surrealist play, these artists rummage, delve, and borrow to invent imaginary histories whose stories alter, deviate, and mutate along the way.

“All convey a sense of disruption through exaggeration and/or magnification and often wed motifs drawn from different periods and cultures to register the psychological rawness intrinsic in our accelerated milieu saturated by information,” explains curator Robin Reisenfeld. “Collectively, they engender our tenuous relationship to physical reality and a condition of precariousness intensified by a decade-long series of geopolitical, environmental and economic crises and social uncertainty.”

Through historical, spatial and temporal disjunctions these artists recount the destabilizing aspects as well as attending transformative possibilities inherent within contemporary culture.

Hypertrophic Visions
Curated by Robin Reisenfeld
Exhibition Dates: March 8 – April 12, 2013
Gallery hours: M-F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.
Location: NYCAMS, 44 West 28th Street, 7th Floor

Ceramics, Katy Schimert, NYCAMS

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