November 2 -13
Brooklyn, Beauty and Fashion Labo
300 7th St. Brooklyn
Linefield was a group exhibition that explored how Artists make creative use of a fundamental artistic element --- the line. The work consisted of abstract organic forms, collage, geometric shapes, letterforms, glyphs, flags and maps. Our exhibition made original commentary on the perception of space, the structure of language, the design of symbols and the material of dreams.
Meet the Artists
Ai Campbell has been fascinated with detailed monochromatic works since the first time she saw the beautiful landscape drawings of her grandfather, a successful industrial designer. Campbell works in explosive contrast, on black and white spaces that feature biomorphic organic shapes and natural forms made by chance encounters. An obsession with organic imagery has become the central theme of Campbell’s work. She engages and combines the most basic elements of life to build or extract the most complex.
Edrian Colina is a graphic designer, artist, photographer, filmmaker and father based out of Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Oakland, he was exposed to a rich and diverse world of art and culture that ignited his creative spirit. The son of Venezuelan immigrants who embraced the progressive vibes rampant in the Bay Area in the 70s, Colina’s parents nourished and encouraged his creativity from a young age. After taking an 8 year hiatus from painting, Colina found inspiration by channeling his personal frustration with the current political state of the US, Venezuela, as well as the world at large.
Space is the key component of Dave Eppley’s work. Space is his canvas and his ground for personal archeology. Eppley’s work is an attempt to draw out the intricacies of space so that he may find its underlying connections. His chosen medium is sign vinyl, an industrial tape, that has a high bond and comes in different colors. Once adhered, sign vinyl behaves like paint, usurping the texture and tactility of whatever it has been stuck to. Therefore, applying tape to any surface is an act of defining space, creating form and refining sculpture.
Mayuko Fujino is a self-taught papercut/collage artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City. Inspired by Japanese traditional stencil textile designs, Fujino makes intricate dual-layered papercut collages that aim to replicate the structure of dreams. The front layer represents fantastical narratives and emotions stemming from the subconscious mind, often taking the form of animals, spirits and monsters. The rear layer, mostly obscured by the front layer, makes use of magazine pages and found objects, which represent the conscious reality of our waking mind.
-Resulted from an ancient explosion
-Works with anything that holds his interest
-Has always been fascinated with trash
-Is currently making art with leftover vinyl graphemes from a sign shop
-Wonders how influential the aesthetic of western written language is upon the subconscious
-Realizes there is no form without space and vice versa
-Will list some major influences on this thought train for your further research: Geography, Square Wave Tremelo, Parmenides, Jan Tscichold, Gertrude Stein, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Marshall McLuhan, Rammellzee, Humans