On view through January 20, 2022.
Pazo Fine Art is pleased to announce Emblemata, an exhibition curated by John O’Connor and Luis Pazo, featuring paintings and freestanding sculptures by E.E. Ikeler and Ken Weathersby.
The works included in Emblemata explore the spaces between abstraction, ornamentation, and physical, tactile reality. The grid is a primary motif for both artists. Ikeler and Weathersby are in conversation with historical and contemporary artists who have grappled with the grid’s centrality in Western Modernism. Each artist makes sensitive, rigorous, slyly humorous paintings that maintain an equipoise between the functional materials of their supports (stretchers, panel, gesso, raw canvas, tiles, resin) and a shifting and deceptively complex matrix. Ikeler and Weathersby, through their utilization of processes such as inlay, insertion, embedding, parquetry, and mosaic, create highly original artworks that move fluidly between representation, abstraction, and pattern.
An exhibition catalog with text by John O’Connor will be published by Pazo Fine Art.
Pazo Fine Art is located at 4228 Howard Ave Kensington, MD.