Tina Barney » Michael Collins » Fred Cray » Robert Cumming » Jim Dow » Jan Groover » Alfred Leslie » Mary Ellen Mark » Ray Mortenson » John Pfahl » Donald Sultan » Neil Winokur » & others
Exhibition: 7 Feb – 30 Mar 2013
Wed 6 Feb
Janet Borden, Inc.
91 Water Street
NY 11201 Brooklyn
Exhibition: 7 February – 30 March 2013
Opening: 6 February
JANET BORDEN, INC. is pleased to announce "ARTICULATE", an eclectic new show by artists including Tina Barney, Alfred Leslie, Robert Cumming, Neil Winokur, Donald Sultan, Mary Ellen Mark, Fred Cray, Ray Mortenson, Jan Groover, John Pfahl, and others.
Whether photographing or drawing, all of these artists limn their subjects with a precision that is deliberate and impressive. Almost exclusively non-narrative, the images articulate the subject in a crystalline manner. Layers of information are encoded in these images, yet the artists have made their interests apparent. Metaphor is out.
Robert Cumming’s arcane pursuits have given him a vocabulary and a history of his own. His cut-paper silhouettes present a sophisticated vision through an antiquated method. Fred Cray’s newest self-portraits have visited insane and come back as amazingly complex works, always deadpan and somehow appealing.
Alfred Leslie’s conté crayon drawing of Willem deKooning demonstrates his mastery of the visual iconography of the portrait. Tina Barney and Mary Ellen Mark also make photographs that articulate the sitters’ world through the artists’ direct approach. Neil Winokur’s reductive rendering of both a toilet and an egg (not in the same image) delineates what makes them immediately recognizable.