Kathleen Cullen and Kara Finnerty Present: Andy Mister & Tim Wilson
September 25 - October 9, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday September 25, 6-8 pm
Kathleen Cullen and Kara Finnerty are pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring the works of Andy Mister and Tim Wilson.
Andy Mister’s work investigates the boundaries between mechanical and manual reproduction. He meticulously recreates images from a variety of sources -- Life Magazine, historical photographs, images from the internet -- to create new connections between them. All of these images contain traces of the artist’s hand, transforming the originals from their intended purpose into something personal and private. Disparate images when juxtaposed create a new environment in which the viewer must create his/her own connections. Some of the drawings depict the experience of the human form both in its actual physical appearance and also beyond, in the psychological realm of the disembodied.
Andy Mister is an artist and writer. His artwork has recently been exhibited at Dieu Donné, Brian Morris Gallery, Lesley Heller Workspace, City Without Walls, and Geoffrey Young Gallery. He has been an artist in residence for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Lyons Wier Gallery. His first book, Liner Notes, was published in 2013 by Station Hill. An artist book, Heroes & Villains, is forthcoming from The Cultural Society. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Tim Wilson’s monochromatic abstract paintings are remarkable for their sense of illusionistic sense of time and space. The complexity and layering of the background abstractions are sometimes juxtaposed with a solid line in the foreground which heightens the painting’s depth in reaching for the sublime. “Wilson’s paintings are true to his purposes,” Benjamin La Rocco writes, “their immaculate surfaces are as free from blemish as his pictorial worlds are liberated from human suffering. He lovingly crafts his images in layer upon layer of paint, glaze, and varnish.”
Tim Wilson received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and his MFA from Yale University in 2013. In the intervening years, Wilson has shown throughout the United States and Europe. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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