BRANDON CHUESY // those hidden eyes
On view July 11 - August 18, 2013
Opening reception for the artist Saturday, July 13 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
While transitioning from the paper collages and the typographic emphasis of his past, the new work in Those Hidden Eyes, Brandon Chuesy’s first solo exhibition at Nationale, retains a captivating design sensibility. Like the Pop Art and Independent Group’s mid-century homages to mass culture, both his paintings and elementary wooden constructions question the relation between space and self through ecstatic, layered arrangements of marbled patterns, geometric abstractions, and playful pastels. The result simultaneously evokes a studied balance between serenity and uncertainty, having and lacking. Whether delving into abstraction or experimenting with the figurative, Chuesy’s artwork in this manner encapsulates a myriad of moods and serendipitous encounters.
Portland-based artist Brandon Chuesy has exhibited at such Bay Area galleries as Ever Gold and The Luggage Store, in addition to past shows at New Image Art Gallery (Los Angeles) and Breeze Block Gallery (Portland). He has also released a number of limited-edition zines, including Can I Call You Back? (2012), for the artist-run publisher The Flop Box.
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