Untitled Miami Beach 2015

 

Untitled Miami Beach 2015

 

Matthew Stone

Johnny Abrahams

Michael Dotson

Brian Willmont

Eric Yahnker

Ryan Michael Ford

Zane Lewis

Adam Henry

Ben Jones

Ry David Bradley

 

Booth: C 19

December 2nd – 6th, 2015

Ocean Drive and 12th Street

 

The Hole is proud to present at  UNTITLED Miami will present a group show of digitally-

minded paintings from artists working in a “post-analog” mode.

“Post-Analog” is meant to suggest that the paintings in this show were not even conceivable

before digital imaging changed the structure of our images. Sure, we erased things, but not

the way the “erase tool” erases. Items at shallow depth leave shadows but not the

standardized way a drop-shadow filter does. Focus and resolution exist in emulsion

photography but the way that paint is applied in this show has more in common with lowres

JPEGS and pixels-per-inch.

The long and complex shift in culture from analog media to digital media is the most

significant transformation of our generation, and it has long-reaching and manifold effects

that continue to permeate all modes of visual expression. In painting the effects have been

slow to reverberate. “Inkjet on canvas” was the center of these discussions for many years;

however, after Roberta Smith deemed the Wade Guyton show at the Whitney acceptable,

everyone could chill out about whether paintings were composed in a computer and printed

out or whether an actual paintbrush was wielded.

But the more interesting shift in painting has nothing to do with the media used but instead

the forms, composition and content in painting. Digital tools have affected our imaginary,

the logic of Photoshop or pixelation shapes a painter’s approach to color, form, depth, shade,

tone, volume; all the parameters that guide the application of paint to canvas. When these

artists paint a circle, it’s the specific kind of sloppy shape a hand and mouse draws, not the

shape a hand holding a brush would make.

 

For more information about the artist and to preview works in exhibition please email raymond@theholenyc.com