Exhibition Dates: 02.24.18 - 04.08.18
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 6-9pm
Matthew Rachman Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring works by Tom Judd and Slater Sousley, curated by Martha Morimoto.
A moment, stilled
Filtered through the warmth of sunlight
Among rustling leaves
Breath holds in the empty space where two edges meet
White and green, fluttering at the boundaries of vision
The house up on the hill
Calls through birches bathed in sunlight
A floating paradise
Tucked away into the safety of remembrance.
Tom Judd’s paintings bring an inner light to the modernist buildings he depicts, capturing each in dreamlike compositions that transport these structures directly to the canvas. Halfway between nostalgia and homage, Judd’s fondness for the subjects he paints echo through his images, present in his precise attention to architectural detail and the qualities of light. Using the grid as a means to invoke both the project of modernism and the space of architectural design, Judd’s buildings exist as tributes to the real structures they represent, suspended and unchanging in a world all their own.
Slater Sousley’s en plein air paintings transport us to a lively world of foliage and organic growth. These works immerse the viewer in a landscape defined by Sousley’s restless, painted gesture and his specific attention to natural light. Painted on his frequent camping trips, these compositions celebrate the beauty and atmosphere of nature as experienced by the artist in each moment. Depicted with care, each bush and branch Sousley paints leads us deeper into the maze of the beckoning forest.