In September, Swiss-born, New York City-based artist Chantal Bruchez-Hall’s new exhibit of abstract paintings and collages opens at the Underground Gallery at Jefferson Market Library. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 10 from 6-8PM. The show will run through October 4.
“Hidden in Plain Sight” explores the densely layered archeology of contemporary life, inviting viewers to question their own relationship to what Bruchez-Hall calls the “blizzard of stimuli” that constantly assails us. With works that incorporate bits of refuse, found sheets of plastic, old greeting cards, magazines, torn fabric and layers of paint, the artist creates fresh landscapes revealing what is masked by the sheer volume of what’s around us. Her collages examine contemporary attitudes toward race, environment, globalization and spirituality while challenging buzzwords and easy answers. No meaning or causality can fully satisfy our curiosity. Read More ›