et al Projects is excited to present new artwork by Julian Lorber. This is Lorbers second solo exhibition with the gallery and will mark the second anniversary of the gallerys new location in Bushwick with Lorbers vivid works that include a multidisciplinary display of paintings, photography, and sculpture. Coming off his recent solo exhibition in Europe this past February, which was titled Externalities, Julian Lorbers exhibition at et al Projects is untitled and continues this momentum with a display of his ability and drive to create intriguing, dynamic art.
Lorber has created works from observing the visual effects of urban soot on architecture and interiors and the paint build-up from graffiti writing and outdoor mural painting. Other sources for his works include makeup and automotive spray coating. What these materials and applications are actually adding to the language of painting is part of what the artist is interested in showing us. His process of mixed media layering is what he considers as creating his own architecture of pollution. The artist has also included window soot into some of the works as a material metaphor. Moving towards the surface, the artist intensifies the viewing experience with color shading and has an illusory balance of surface and depth. Thinking about economics and the growth of industry and its effects on our culture, Lorber asks questions about a system that is a disconnect between the society in which we live and the natural world that the system relies on. Subverting material hierarchies and confronting the negative and positive externalities around him, Lorber presents his art as a science fiction, and puts the urban environment as the driving force behind human visual experience.
May 17 thru June 17, 2013
Opening Reception: May 17, 7pm-10pm
Artist Talk: June 16, 12pm
Julian Lorber is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He produces art using paint, drawing, collage, video, sculpture and installation art and has exhibited internationally. He has been interviewed in NY Arts Magazine, Frontrunner Magazine and LVL3. His works have been featured in Whitehot Magazine, Arte- Fuse and Studio Visit Magazine, curated by Ian Berry, Senior Director at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.