Julian Elias Bronner

  • View of “Great Moments in History,” 2012. Left: Stelios Karamanolis, Grace I, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50“. Right: Stelios Karamanolis, Grace II, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50”.
    picks June 29, 2012

    Stelios Karamanolis

    “Great Moments in History,” Stelios Karamanolis’s latest solo show, questions the effect images have on our consensus about the past while exposing our propensity to forget, alter, and mythologize historical narratives. The paintings, paper-stencil prints, and 3-D video game stills on view address the unreliability of both subjective and collective memory. Take Grace I and Grace II (all works cited, 2012), both paintings based on a photograph of the royal Monegasque family that was published in a 1960s French journal. Here, the artist presents two versions of the scene, blurring the lines between

  • Rowena Hughes, Possible Lines of Flight, 2011, screenprint on glass, two found book pages, 27 1/2  x 34”.
    picks February 14, 2012

    Rowena Hughes

    Rowena Hughes’s work addresses the infinite possibilities of chance within sets of predefined parameters. Her current solo show, “From the Slopes of the Curves,” incorporates pages with photographs from 1950s-era textbooks on architecture and photography, which she employs for their translative potential from object, to image, and to reproduction into academic volumes. With an eye toward the material reality of the books themselves––the paper is perceivably worn and used––the London-based artist layers the pages with drawings and screen prints; these abstract, geometric forms appear in dialogue