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Soshiro Matsubara, Walter Robinson, Louise Sartor, George Stoll Apropos l'Hiver Sept 8 - Sept 30, 2017

Apropos l'Hiver

L'hiver de l'amour – a proposition in 1994 Paris
that which happens now – which is not to be imagined, but grabbed, recalled – ways of being, a season, all the transformative hours as moment

how to cross winter – before the great polystyrene cold of the Fin de siècle – the more we condemn the now the more we must be in love with it
the affirmative capitalism big love moment about more, more networks, more materials, more knowledge, more bodies – yet the past two decades – precariousness readmitting significance to affective, emotional, labor – with little escapism

I could relate to the fluidities of early modernist bohemian worlds – as well as in the hippie community worlds – where you had a blanket that was a coat that could go anywhere with you – till it fell apart
the zenith in the career of a garter is generally in the loosening – not the fastening of it

to thaw the love frozen over – less romance of companionship – more a fear of its loss
to become more transparent – to reduce the elements and to go in the direction of doing things slowly – to have more moments when nothing is happening – if the mention is that of a climate and thus of a perceptible sensibility, surely our style must be thought of as a possibility – that which might happen, then, afterwards


opening Sept 8, 2017, 7 - 9PM

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

George Stoll

George Stoll

George Stoll
Untitled (wall inset white toilet paper roll, hung backwards), 1997
wood, enamel, silk chiffon, acrylic and copper
22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3/8 in (out from wall) (57 x 19 x 1 cm)

 

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson
Gina, 2015
acrylic on paper
11 x 14 in (27.6 x 35.4 cm)

 

Soshiro Matsubara

Soshiro Matsubara
Kiss II, 2017
oil and acrylic on linen mounted on wood
9 1/2 x 12 in (24 x 30.5 cm)

 

Louise Sartor

Louise Sartor
happy, 2017
stickers on cardboard
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 in (9 x 14 cm)

 

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson
Some Mischief Still, 2017
acrylic on paper
12 x 9 in (30 x 23 cm)

 

George Stoll

George Stoll
Untitled (hanging Valentine's day bowl), 2008
plaster, cheese-cloth, spackle and alkyd
10 x 10 x 3 3/4 in (25.5 x 25.5 x 9.5 cm)

 

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson
Death and the Body, 2015
acrylic on paper
9 x 12 in (23 x 30 cm)

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson
Lands End English Lavender, 2017
acrylic on paper
14 x 11 in (35.4 x 27.6 cm)

 

Soshiro Matsubara

Soshiro Matsubara
Kiss I, 2017
oil and acrylic on linen mounted on wood
9 1/2 x 12 in (24 x 30 cm)

 

Soshiro Matsubara

Soshiro Matsubara
Kiss III, 2017
oil and acrylic on linen mounted on wood
10 x 11 3/4 in (25 x 32 cm)

 

Louise Sartor

Louise Sartor
Pulmonaires, 2017
gouache on paper, ribbon, metal clip
6 x 6 in (15 x 15 cm)

 

George Stoll

George Stoll

George Stoll

George Stoll

George Stoll
Untitled (New year's eve: 2 streamers, orange and aqua), 2002
brass, primer, alkyd and string
53 x 7 x 1 in (135 x 18 x 2.5 cm)

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

George Stoll

George Stoll

George Stoll

George Stoll
Untitled (wooden lights: stars and dots), 2017
plywood, spackle gesso, alkyd, jewelry wire, jewelry findings and painted wooden dowels 
87 x 52 x 6 in (221 x 132 x 15 cm)

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson
Katya, 2015
acrylic on paper
14 x 11 in (35.4 x 27.6 cm)

 

Apropos l'Hiver

 

George Stoll

George Stoll
Untitled (garland remnant), 2004
wire, aluminum foil and mylar
11 x 8 x 1 1/2 in (28 x 20 x 4 cm)

 

Soshiro Matsubara

Soshiro Matsubara
Lovers (Oskar Kokoschka & Alma Mahler) III, 2017
acrylic on wood, carved wood
50 1/2 x 33 3/4 in (128 x 86 cm)