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Paradigm Gallery Presents 'Combiner' & 'Future Green'

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Friday, 24 May 2019 to Saturday, 22 June 2019
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Friday, 24 May 2019 - 5:30pm

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions: Combiner by Hyland Mather and Future Green by Evan Hecox. The exhibitions will open on May 24, 2019 and remain on view through June 22, 2019. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, May 24, from 5:30 to 10pm.

 

Presenting his first solo show at Paradigm, Hyland Mather’s presents Combiner, an exhibition of newly hand-painted wood and paper assemblages made from discarded found objects. Mather is known to combine aesthetic elements of Bauhaus design and Folk Art. His visually compelling puzzle-like grids of interlocking wooden pieces are unified by painted geometric compositions or three-dimensional string shapes that appear to dance atop the surface.  Improvisation is an integral part of Mather’s meditative art-making process, and he intuitively combines disparate materials including wood, paper advertisements, string, acrylic, aerosol, laser engraving, and steel to create precise constructions of intersected lines and geometric shapes imbued with a sense of motion.
 

Exhibiting side by side with Mather, will be Evan Hecox's first solo presentation with the gallery. Following a successful group show feature in 2016 and a participating artist in Art on Paper New York in 2019, Hecox is bringing his exhibition Future Green to Paradigm. Evan Hecox is a multidisciplinary artist whose imagery incorporates abstraction and realism.  Inspired by recent travels to Hong Kong, Hecox’s latest series of vibrant streetscapes combine elements of photography, contemporary urban culture, and 1960s illustration and graphic design. His dynamic paintings on wood are the result of an intensive studio process that begins with photographic snapshots, pen & ink sketches, color studies, and fine line brushwork. Hecox’s keen eye finds poignancy in the decay and detritus of modern cities and his unexpected juxtapositions allow viewers to discover the beauty in their distortions.

Both artists create visually compelling artworks that reflect their inquisitive engagement with the world around them and each artist's distinctively diverse art practices seamlessly complements the other's. Mather’s thoughtfully repurposed constructions find a common linear language with Hecox’s absorbing graphics and layered intersections, both evident in the new works.

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