Michaël Borremans: Trickland
On February 13, the gallery will open an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States. His work was recently included in Pertaining to Painting, curated by Paola Morsiani, at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston and at the Austin Museum of Art.Borremans' command of his medium, both on paper and on canvas, is astonishing. He references the great figurative painters, not so much of the 20th century, but from earlier periods. Upon closer inspection, the works reveal idiosyncrasies: light sources, perspectives, points of view, croppings, distinguish these paintings and place them in a contemporary context. Borremans cites as source materials for his work old text books, early photography, pre-war American comics and of course, like so many artists today, film.
February 13—March 8, 2003