CURATED BY JULIE MCKIM
KUNSTHALLE GALAPAGOS, BROOKLYN, NY
BILL ABDALE / BRAD EWING / ROB FISCHER / DANIELE GENADRY / ERIK HOUGEN / SARAH SHEBARO
AFTER HOURS, 2013
The artists in After Hours play in the periphery. They engage with the overlooked, the forgotten, and the in-between places that go unrecognized or unacknowledged. Using a variety of media including inkjet transfer, letterpress, lithography, painting, screen printing, sculpture, and site specific installation, they create images that appear familiar and ubiquitous like cars on a highway, a desolate landscape, empty spaces, or light reflecting across a room. Yet their images are specific and subjective, aiming to capture the intangible, preserve the seemly mundane, or convey an essence of place. By removing, reediting, and employing elements, both formal and technical, they construct work that rests in the tension between the representational and abstract. In a society where we are inundated with images, the work by these artists holds us between the familiar and the uncertain and in the process evokes multiple connotations.