Feather and Form
Zepster Gallery is pleased to present Feather and Form as its debut group show. 6 artists showcase how their work is influenced through form and abstraction. The phrase light as a feather comes to mind as motion and light source is also a vital thread that ties the work together.
Piper Bangs works representationally with figurative and still life subjects, and is interested in how she relates to her body and environment, gaze, and the relationship of the viewer to her work and historical figurative art. Lately, her work is a combination of working from observation and imagination.
Lanyi Gao is interested in facilitating constructive dialogues based on shared female experiences. Based in New York City, Gao reflects on her background as an East Asian/Chinese woman and investigates traditional feminine roles in society and how they relate to cultural and socio-political history. Through her work, she scrutinizes the hegemonic status quo of the male gaze and aims to foster female solidarity and empowerment.
“My paintings aim at the mystery and the intensity of childhood. At the core of my work is a lighthearted, diaristic drawing practice guided by repetition and humor. Riding a wobbly line down into memory, I find images that speak to our predicaments in the present and the uncertainty of the future.” - Michael Gac Levin
Andrew Hildenbrand is fascinated with the pure and uncomplicated attractiveness found in the fundamental aspects of color and shape. He actively seeks out harmonious patterns within the act of painting, enabling colors to express themselves without constraints. Through his artworks, he investigates how his surroundings can be interpreted from a fragmented perspective, placing emphasis on symbolic and recurring forms.
Kati Kirsch produces hypnotic paintings of inanimate objects, organic forms, and abstract shapes. Using a unique soft-focus painterly technique, the artist renders common items and motifs with a certain fuzziness—as if they are slightly shifting or rocking on her canvases. Deliberately smudged marks, layers of blurred imagery, and occasional found objects or mixed materials distinguish her oil paintings that are perplexing and delightful in their strangeness.