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“In Perspective” opens this Thursday at Georges Bergès Gallery in New York. The group show explores themes of magical realism through figurative painting, abstract sculpture, lighting, and photography with works by Michael Carson, Kristin Jai Klosterman, Federico Infante, Eric Roux-Fontaine, Rose Hartman, and Laddie John Dill.
In Rose, Carson depicts a young woman, haired pulled back, eyes downcast, sitting on the ground propped up by her hands, legs stretched out in front of her. The red of her dress bleeds into the background of the canvas. His figurative studies focus on mood—the story the face and hands can tell.
Roux-Fontaine’s dream-like painting Moon River of an elephant swimming underwater feels reflective in its deep tones of blue. His treatment of subjects and grasp of color, inspired by his travels in Central America and India, recall the works of Peter Doig or Eugene Delacroix.
Also in the show will be Klosterman’s mobiles made from curved pieces of metal and wood. The artist sometimes paints the interior side of each curled section in a bright blue, pink, or white, creating new patterns of slivers as it spins in the air. Spiraling like a tornado, her sculptural practice is inspired by the Fibonacci sequence and natural energies.
“In Perspective” also marks Georges Bergès’ latest addition to its roster of international artists—Laddie John Dill (whose work is also currently on view at MoMA). Based in Los Angeles, his aluminum series “Light Trap” plays with surface and shape to alter the viewer’s experience as they move around each. His light series “Light Sentences” is made from reed-thin colored segments of various length that read something like a visual Morse code.
The opening of “In Perspective” takes place Thursday, November 17, 6-9PM, and runs through December 15.