Russell Floersch

SHAPING: A group show at Kathryn Markel Gallery, NYC

 
Russell Floersch, Mop and Pail , 2012-15
Russell FloerschMop and Pail , 2012-15
 
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Shaping, a group show curated by Suzanne Laura Kammin. In his essay The Shaper, Wallace Stevens referred to "constant shaping, as distinguished  from constancy of shape", asserting “the uninterrupted activity of shaping dissipates the possibility of an ultimate shape." 
 
This exhibition features six artists who are "shapers", that is, engaged in the uninterrupted activity of shaping. They embrace the inherent uncertainty of the process, exploring tenuous relations and contrasts of medium, surface, color, and physicality. As individual artists, they share a strong affinity for the metaphoric potency of abstraction, and the power of the charged object. In the diversity of their various investigations, their work conveys a rich range of approaches to this shared poetic impulse. Their constant conviction is to the necessity of giving shape. Oct. 25 - December 1, 2018