Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Josh Meillier and Carlos Puyol at its Upstate Gallery. Entitled Form Undone, this two-person exhibition will be on view at SEFA Hudson from February 23 through April 9, 2023. There will be an opening reception to celebrate the artists on Friday, February 24th from 5 to 7PM.
Before “form” can be “undone,” form has to be mastered—before compositions can be interrupted, before materials can merge, before layers can be unraveled, before color can be exploded, before grids can be fractured, before borders can be broken. The artist must have a mastery of all such aesthetics and techniques in order to move beyond them, to create beyond them.
In Form Undone, the paintings of Josh Meillier and Carlos Puyol exemplify these skills. The artists have mastered a number of painting approaches—from sewing their works together into canvas amalgamations, to taping the backgrounds of their pieces to obtain precise lines, to appropriating photographic source materials.
The exhibition at SEFA Hudson will pair the largely monochromatic works of Meillier with the colorful abstractions of Puyol. Both artists can fall into the larger category of “abstraction,” yet their methodologies and influences are unique. Meillier’s often minimalistic black and white geometries will mingle with Puyol’s colorful acrylic paintings that encapsulate every hue of the rainbow. Both artists embrace a mixed-media approach and play with negative spaces within their compositions.
SEFA Hudson is open Thursday – Monday from 11AM – 5PM.
For inquiries or to schedule an appointment outside of gallery hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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