Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Duet: Friday, 7 October 2016



Robin Assner-Alvey (St. Louis) and
Dean Kessmann (Washington, DC)

October 7 - November 26, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6pm - 8pm

For Duet’s next exhibition, Robin Assner-Alvey (St. Louis) and Dean Kessmann (Washington D.C.) both play with malfunction and the technical hiccup. The glitch signifies something wrong, or something bothersome that you can’t quite put your finger on, here each artist uses the digital photograph to highlight that mechanical encounter.  Assner-Alvey combines the ghostly apparition as a series of abstractions that radiate in layers from the edge of the figure to the edge of the frame. A photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, deepening to the point that recognition completely breaks down and where lovely colors and shapes play. Kessmann fuses the graphic designer’s individual utilitarian layout for printer’s registration marks and CMYK color management bar with an extended blowup that ultimately reveals that color is never quite balanced and is always somehow misaligned.

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