SOLUTIONS

Juliana Haliti
Ianthe Jackson
Alison Kudlow
Sarah La Puerta
Eleen Lin
James Mercer
Hiroshi Shafer
Rachael Wren
Yana Zorina

November 20 - January 9, 2020

Socially distanced opening Saturday November 21 , 1 - 9pm

JULIANA HALITI

Air Jars (Spring 2020 Product Line)
glass, metal, paper
5.5" x 5.5 x 14"
2020

IANTHE JACKSON

Stilt House
wood, paint, tape, screen
4 x 4 x 10 feet

ALISON KUDLOW

Born of Light
ceramic, glass, silk
height variable, 20 x 20 inches

ALISON KUDLOW

Solar Refraction
pastel on paper
14 x 11 inches

ALISON KUDLOW

Solar Refraction
pastel on paper
11 x 14 inches

ALISON KUDLOW

Solar Refraction
pastel on paper
14 x 11 inches

SARAH LA PUERTA

Musical Notation Calligraphy Infographic
ink on paper
18 x 12 inches
2020

SARAH LA PUERTA

History of Plagues and Epidemics
ink on paper
18 x 12 inches
2020

SARAH LA PUERTA

History of Playing Cards and Cartomancy
ink on paper
18 x 12 inches
2020

SARAH LA PUERTA

Reflection of Catherdral at Sunset with Comet Hale Bopp
ink on paper
18 x 12 inches
2020

ELEEN LIN

Captain Table
ink on paper
9 x 12 inches

ELEEN LIN

A bower in the Arsacides
oil, and acrylic on canvas
28 x 36 inches

ELEEN LIN

The Blanket
oil, and acrylic on canvas
28 x 36 inches

ELEEN LIN

Seeing The World
oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
36 x 48 inches

JAMES MERCER

Fantasy James
oil on canvas
32 x 46 inches
2020

JAMES MERCER

No
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
2020

JAMES MERCER

Platform0C9A3663
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
2020

HIROSHI SHAFER

No.5 seul enfant (only one child)
from avec
bass wood/ magnet  
10 x 5 x 5 inches
2020

HIROSHI SHAFER

No.3 coup de tête
from avec
maple, magnet, fish line  
10 x 5 x 5 inches
2020

HIROSHI SHAFER

bébé
from avec
bass wood, maple, magnet, concrete  
12 x 5 x 5 inches
2020

RACHAEL WREN

Backstory
oil on linen.
36 x 36 inches

RACHAEL WREN

Recurrence
oil on linen.
24 x 24 inches

RACHAEL WREN

Nevertheless
oil on linen.
24 x 24 inches

YANA ZORINA

Fragile Memory
beadwork on stretched canvas
13 x 13 inches
2019

YANA ZORINA

Finding Yourself
beadwork on stretched canvas
11 x 14 inches
2019

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YANA ZORINA

Deep Within
beadwork on stretched canvas
10 x 10 inches
2019

 

Press Release as pdf


November 20, 2020 – January 9, 2021
Opening reception Saturday November 21, 1 – 9PM
Online viewing room at tomatomouse.org

Suppose we say that society is divided by an ever-widening gulf, that discourse has flattened, broken down or bottomed out, that we can no longer communicate without an agreed upon frame of reference.  The problem of how we determine what is true, is less academic than ever.  Art is the realm of the subjective, often, but more essentially a conduit for shared experience.  Can art lead us out of this conundrum? 
A substantial presentation of the work of nine artists, Drawings, Paintings, Ceramics and Sculpture that all suggest some method or means of analysis. 

Yana Zorina, a Neuroscientist, recreates microscopic images of the neural cortex, the optical nerve, and the hippocampus in tiny glass beads.  As her beads become analogs for pixels or cells, the images explicate the structures involved in seeing, knowing, and forming memories. 

Other artists adopt the methods of science, measure, contain, differentiate and collect samples.  Juliana Haliti’s Air Jars encapsulate the conflicting storylines of pandemic into evidence, a stance of objectivity toward the contributing factors that intensifies its weight.  Rachael Wren’s paintings construct a phenomenology of exceptional lighting conditions within the interstices of intersecting linear demarcations.  Reflected and refracted light is broken down into essential particles.  When a tool of analysis or consumption is used to craft a tool of analysis or consumption, then they sprout more tools like fractals, it looks something like Hiroshi Shafer’s carved wood sculptures. 

Being herself the natural force that sculpts material Alison Kudlow organically arrives at a result similar to that of evolution, a seed pod for an as of yet unknown progeny. 

Sarah La Puerta compresses epistemologies of musical notation, playing cards and plagues into pages of winding calligraphic script.  Eleen Lin’s Mythopoeia series explores the foundational myth of map v. territory, Moby Dick.  And James Mercer’s painting Fantasy James points the way to a hopeful new future

Tomato Mouse is a space for art, animation, experience and discourse, and an experiment.
Open Friday & Saturday 1-6PM and by appointment.
Soup du jour, coffee and tea are offered for free during your visit by appointment 

TOMATO MOUSE

301 Saratoga Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11233
646-801-7783

tomatomouse.org

@tomato.mouse

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