HEADSPACE: Jordan Kasey and Carolyn Salas
January 30 - February 27, 2016
Phoebe is pleased to present, in its inaugural exhibition, new works by Jordan Kasey and Carolyn Salas. Both artists use their medium to present a blurry border between physical and imagined space. Rooted in a familiar reality, the works present tandem dualities: experience and intuition, intimacy and isolation.
Kasey’s large-scale paintings depict monumental figures, their flesh and limbs exaggerated and becoming one with the landscape. Recognizable moments of their environment emphasize their psychological distance from the viewer, their forms more akin to landmasses and ancient ruins than the expected human occupants of the spaces that confine them.
Salas’s table top sculptures echo the influence of and escape from the ordinary physical environment. Twists and small clusters draw from contemporary architecture both in material and in structural integrity, while also diverging into their own, self-contained language.
Jordan Kasey grew up in the Chicago area and received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. She has been living and working in Brooklyn, NY since 2013. Her work has been exhibited in a recent solo show at Michael Jon Gallery in Miami, FL and in group exhibitions at Cuevas Tilleard in New York, NY, American Medium and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, both in Brooklyn, NY and a forthcoming exhibition at Signal gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Carolyn Salas is a Brooklyn based sculptor and professor. Salas received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico, and her MFA in sculpture from Hunter College in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and at Koenig & Clinton in New York, NY and a forthcoming exhibition at Paramo Gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Phoebe is a new, Baltimore gallery, now inhabiting the 510 W. Franklin street location which formerly housed the Freddy and SophiaJacob galleries. Phoebe will host exhibitions by emerging and established artists, each of whom has a tie to Baltimore, professionally or in ethos.
Image: Jordan Kasey A Person Lying on A Salty Beach, Oil on Canvas, 96" x 72," 2016 (left) Carolyn Salas Zero, Aqua-Resin, fiberglass, plaster, graphite powder, 5' in diametere x 4", photo by Jeffrey Sturges courtesy of Koenig and Clinton
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