Brianne Garcia: Precarious ArrangementsOctober 16th - November 20th, 2021
This body of work explores, and is the material result of, the tension between ideas of personal, domestic and interior life, with the shared, relational experiences of the “exterior world”; an acknowledgment that any boundaries between the two are in fact an illusion.
Our ideas about ourselves – our personal and collective histories, our relationships to language, time, place – all seem held together by a thin, delicate thread. Pull out the thread and these structured arrangements collapse.
Sidelining the brush in favor of fingers, rags, sponges and even rubbing the material directly into spilled paint, the work becomes itself only in absorbing the chaos. A surrender to pain and uncertainty is a certain kind of pleasure. To touch it is to know it. – Brianne Garcia
“Brianne and I met under the auspices of color and her interest in the work of Anna Betbeze, Judy Chicago, Ann Craven and Katie Stout. As her own work began to materialize there was an untethered desire for experimentation that I found fit within a tradition of feminist abstraction in which I am endlessly interested.
The paintings shifted from the stretcher to the wall, then the floor, the ceiling and into the air. As they continue to grow, they are increasingly engaged with space and a desire to occupy the room.
The body of work included in this exhibition has been wrought from a place of deep personal exploration, a desire to bring life to objects and objects to life. I’m delighted to be presenting this first solo exhibition, Precarious Arrangements which includes over a dozen works on canvas, muslin and silk.” – Nina Johnson
Brianne Garcia is an artist living and working in New York City. She has produced commissions for Coming Soon, NYC and exhibited her work at Sugarlift (Brooklyn) as well as A Reading Room (Melbourne).