Interval: Renee Van der Stelt and Bruce Pollock at Grizzly Grizzly

Grizzly Grizzly, a project space in Philadelphia, PA, will feature the work of MFAST mentor and faculty member Renee Van der Stelt alongside Bruce Pollock in the upcoming exhibition, Interval. The show brings together two artists who are fascinated by liminal spaces, whether it be overlapping lines or intersecting polygons, the shadow created between paper and wall or the vacancy of an open window. Through their intense explorations of line and space, each artist relies on a personal set of rules to generate intricate and nuanced structures in paint and graphite.

Bruce Pollock’s paintings explore the spectrum of values in indigo to create luscious and shimmering illusions of spatial depth. Inspired by his interest in “generative self-organizing geometric patterns”, these formal explorations evoke a range of associations from the sub-atomic and the celestial.

In Renee van der Stelt’s graphite drawings, optical rhythm and vibrations emerge from layers of repeated lines. Gradations of values, cast as shadows from the pages, extend the drawings to the wall. She says of her folded constructions, “the cadence of making line after line serves as reminder to slow down, to reconsider what is overlooked: this includes the possibilities and complexities within simple choices made for each work within a day.”

Interval will be on view May 2nd – 31st, 2014. The artists will be in attendance during the May 2nd opening reception from 6–10pm. Grizzly Grizzly is located at 319 North 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA. To find out more visit their website.

Text courtesy of Grizzly Grizzly Interval press release.

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