The work of Resa Blatman and Kim Salerno share striking similarities. Both artists have worked extensively in design and computer aided image production. Both studied painting and are interested in the material and fluid quality of painterly images.They also share a concern for the environment.There is a sense of nature’s fragile equilibrium and vulnerability in these two bodies of work. Landscape imagery is isolated from its natural setting, re-imagined and reconfigured. Plants and animals are removed from their context. Salerno’s graphic, colorful, layered environments compliment Blatman’s surrealistic settings. For both, nature verges on extreme artifice. These landscapes are oddly mechanical. Flora and fauna seem to suffer from too much growth hormone.The viability of the seed is put into question.
Tue, October 30, 2012
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