Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Upon Further Investigation

Upon Further Investigation
Oil Paintings by Jiang Jian 

Curated by Nikki Schiro

Jiang Jian is an artist from Chengdu, China. He most often works in black and white, as for him it most reveals clarity of form. Jiang works in a unique methodology, layering black and white oil paint and then creating an image by scraping away layers of paint with a razor blade. Upon Further Investigation focuses on Jiang's paintings of hair cowlicks. Each blade of hair is meticulously carved out of the surface of the canvas to collectively reveal something of a finger print, another face, that lives at the top of our heads. 

"It may be that we've never really paid attention to our own swirls, that intriguing, beautiful "other face" that lives on the tip-top of our head. This type of beauty does not have standards, but remains independent, abstract. Yet, it's something we all share, a demonstration of our lives--despite its mystery, wildness, and attraction"--Jiang Jian

Please Join us for the opening reception of this very interesting visiting artist and friend from China.

November 20th, 2014, 7-9pm

515 West 20th Street, 5E
New York, NY 10011

  • 515 West 20th Street, # 5E, New York City, NY 10011