We were able to get in to see the Crust show featuring works from Stephanie Sherwood and Andrew Curry this week, right before the show closes on Friday September 26, 2020. In these times of the pandemic, Flatline allows for people to visit the gallery by appointment only.
I have followed Stephanie for a while now and love seeing her paintings on items left in the street for pickup. More or less making an eyesore of discarded whatever (couches, appliances, etc.) into a temporary piece of art.
Stephanie and I were both part of the Durden and Ray show “We Are Here, Here We Are” this past spring and seeing her work in person was a quite a privilege.
Andrew is new to me, but his talent and artistic abilities are quite humbling in person. Love his control and complexity. Beautiful.
From the Flatline website,
“Stephanie Sherwood and Andrew Currey both work two dimensionally, employ a limited color palette, and work within a history and tradition of two dimensional rendering. Crust compares and contrasts their work while examining the vulnerability and ubiquity with in it.
Where their work diverges is in their rendering:
Stephanie’s paintings are fast, loose and gestural. They are painted from a still life composed by her. Her style and technical approach has allowed her to be prolific, painting her chosen subject hundreds of times on a wide variety of strata.
Andrew’s paintings are meticulous, controlled, and precise. They are painted from a variety of researched photographs, diagrams, images and texts. His style and technical approach is mirrored by the rigor of the research in which he engages to ensure the accuracy of the details depicted in his drawings.”