Katie Bell, Hilary Doyle, Robert Otto Epstein, Tuomas Korpijaakko, Amy Lincoln, Paul Loughney
Parallel Art Space | 17-17 Troutman Street #220
Inside Voices is a group show that examines the ways, disparate and complimentary, that six artists employ and transform aspects of the domestic interior within their own creative practice. Featuring works by Katie Bell, Hilary Doyle, Robert Otto Epstein, Tuomas Korpijaakko, Amy Lincoln, and Paul Loughney, these artists apply a formal vocabulary from various disciplines to consider more intimately the spaces, both physical and cerebral, that we inhabit everyday.
Second only to the securing of food and water, a mortal interest in shelter and the trappings thereof, are as old as history itself. The domiciliary movement from tents and mud-brick huts to glass and steel apartment buildings mirrors the trajectory of human civilization; “the home” being an archetypal marker that is readily discernable in art history as well. From the shallow mysteries of early Roman wall paintings, to the quiet warmth of 15th Century Flemish portraits to the chromatically dizzying quarters of the Impressionists and the Nabis, the domestic interior has been, and remains, a vital source of inspiration for art-makers even today.
Taken from the admonishing, parental instructions to “still oneself” the title “Inside Voices” references the idea that, even from childhood, our interior spaces are synonymous with quietude, interpersonal exchange, and introspection. Correspondingly, our private rooms and internal thoughts are sometimes linked as both are the locus of some of life’s most unrevealed dramas & intimate disclosures. About secrets as much as safe haven, partitions as much as protection, the troves of this subject matter are deep indeed and provide ample source material for the six artists in this show. Employed according to the dictates of their individual endeavors, the genre of interiors is but one similarity shared among them. A firmness of investigational footing, cumulative tonal dissonance, and deep psychological underpinnings are also shared qualities within the results of their making; artworks that, like the interior spaces of their inspiration, might be described, by turns, as placid, dynamic, convivial, and haunted.
February 23 – April 07, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 6 pm – 9 pm
Hours: Sat/Sun 1-6pm and by appointment
Location: 17-17 Troutman Street #220, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Direction: L Train to Jefferson St. / B57 (Flushing Ave) to Cypress Ave