(+ Elizabeth Glaessner)
Thursday, January 12 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm
1969 begins the new year with a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings and works on paper by Doron Langberg and Elizabeth Glaessner.
Langberg’s paintings exist between Now and Memory or the real and the imagined. The dreamy figures (portraits of actual friends and family members) are gently pulled and pushed across the canvasses, blurring in the process. The pictures are anchored by a stray shoe or domestic prop, all painted with exceptional attention to detail and adding a specific significance. Through Langberg’s painting style, the individuals become metaphysical and representational of a feeling.
Contrasting and complementing quiet individuals in repose, Glaessner paints figures entangled in each other and their surroundings. They seem to be stagnant and in eternal movement at the same time. Her works portray a silent intimacy between the figures and it feels like they have an inherent need to physically hold on to each other as not to dissolve in the artist’s gentle brushstrokes.
Doron Langberg, born 1985 in Israel, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent exhibitions include a two-person exhibition at Danese/Correy, NY, several exhibtions at Louis B. James, NY and a two-person exhibition with Nijdeka Akunyili at Sensei Exchange Gallery, NY.
Doron Langberg's CV
Elizabeth Glaessner, born 1984 in Palo Alto, CA, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Current and recent exhibitions include group shows at New Release, NY, P.P.O.W., NY and Kommunalka in Leipzig, Germany.
Elizabeth Glaessner's CV