Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Green: John Dilg, Floryn Honnet, David Shaw and Eric Wolf, a group exhibition of painting and sculpture.
What do you see in green? Green as eco-conscience, as cleaning products, as the Paris Accord? As chroma key? The human eye can see more shades of green than any other color. Green grass. Green waterfalls. Peripheral green. Fugitive green. Studies show that green is restful to the eye, and a green environment can reduce fatigue.
However, historian Michel Pastoureau notes that green is profoundly ambivalent: “a symbol of life, luck, and hope on the one hand, an attribute of disorder, poison, the devil and all his creatures on the other.” The pigment Paris Green doubled as rat poison, and may have been behind Cezanne’s diabetes and Monet’s blindness. Life and death, red light, green light. Pastoral idyll or wandering in the wilderness. Green cards. A piece of land held in common.
Four artists commute between nature and technology, the picturesque and the sublime, real and remembered, crepuscular souvenirs and uneasy representation. Feedback loops tie a knot between corrupt, virtual, pristine and material. Green is one color of quark, an elementary particle, a fundamental constituent of matter.
John Dilg received a BFA in Painting and Filmmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1969. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Grant to India, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo. He lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa. Floryn Honnet received a BFA from Bennington College in 2013, and was a Bennington Alumni Resident in 2016. She lives and works in Hudson, NY. David Shaw received a BA in Fine Arts from Colgate University in 1987. He is a recipient of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Award and the Nancy Graves Foundation Award for Visual Artists. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Eric Wolf received a BFA from RISD in 1982, and an MFA from CUNY in 1990. He attended Skowhegan and has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Foundation Claude Monet. He lives and works in New York.
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