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Brianne Garcia: Precarious Arrangements

October 16th - November 20th, 2021
  • Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Nina Johnson
    Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Installation

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.

  • Brianne Garcia paintings Nina Johnson
    What The Threshold Will Bear, 2021, Dye, acrylic and spray paint on canvas and muslin, thread, 75 x 69 in.

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.

  • Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Nina Johnson
    Absolutely Not (A Landscape), 2021, Dye, acrylic and spraypaint on canvas, thread 42 x 38.5 in.
  • Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Nina Johnson
    Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Installation

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 Garcia, Painting, Nina Johnson
    The Undertaking, 2021, Dye and acrylic on canvas, muslin and canvas soft chain, thread 72 x 59.5 in.
  • Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Nina Johnson
    Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Installation

“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.

  • Brianne Garcia, Painting, Nina Johnson
    Enchanted, 2021, Dye on canvas, silk, muslin, grommets on canvas, thread, glass beads, faux pearls, acrylic paint, 78.5 x 59 in.

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.

  • Brianne Garcia, Painting, Nina Johnson
    Collapsing Structure, 2021, Dye, acrylic and spray paint on canvas 98x69 in.
  • Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Nina Johnson
    Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Installation

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, Painting, Nina Johnson
    Time Machine, 2021, Dye and acrylic on canvas, muslin and canvas soft chain, thread 60 x 59 x 25 in.
  • Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Nina Johnson
    Brianne Garcia, Precarious Arrangements, Installation
Brianne Garcia

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).