Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Hard Lines / Soft Vibes, an exhibition of paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Nichole van Beek, Brian Scott Campbell, Erik Schoonebeek and Louise Belcourt.
Nichole van Beek's paintings puzzle with their mix of varied forms and marks. Soft dyed canvas and thick trails of paint play with figure and ground. Letter-like shapes function as armatures for playful painterly high jinks.
Brian Scott Campbell's spirited drawings wittily quote stylized forms found not only in well-known artworks but also contemporary advertising and cartoons.
Erik Schoonebeek's fluid line and saturated color jump from his small sharp paintings on book covers to larger paintings and a floor sculpture.
Louise Belcourt's gouaches take a turn with collaged color cutouts. Landscapes are intervened with flat but sculptural forms.
Nichole van Beek received a 2012 NYFA fellowship in painting and a 2011 EAF Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park. She will have her first solo exhibition with the gallery in 2014. Brian Scott Campbell received his MFA from Rutgers University in 2010 and his work was included in the 2011 AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum. Erik Schoonebeek received his MFA from Rutgers University in 2011 and had his first solo exhibition with the gallery in 2012. Louise Belcourt has had four solo exhibitions with the gallery and is a recipient of a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.