“One Or The Other”, on view from May 17 – 21, 2016 at The Highline Loft at 508 West 26th Street, brings together the two artists Jared Flaming and Eric Helvie, in a pairing of photo-realistic works that focus on the ideas of pop culture, media and storytelling in an effort to dig deep into the subconscious mind to find inspiration and artistic creativity. Curated by Anne Huntington and Natalie Kates, both artistsʼ photo-realistic works, juxtaposed by color, black-and-white metaphor and iconography, embrace the psychoanalytical idea of unconscious desires via subliminal images. Continue to article
Jared Flaming’s new series of paintings flows from an intelligent rhythm deeply ingrained below the surface. He composes distinctly lyrical compositions that do not overpower stylistic differences, but instead lucidly consolidate all of its elements. Paint strokes are deceptive; what appears as enlarged single strokes are in fact illusionistic renderings of outsized scale. Flaming demonstrates classical representation; illustrating a turning point with fresh use of symbolisms that summons the smartest elements of Pop, Renaissance, and classical mythology. Continue to article.
[AiB] I’m a person off the street who doesn’t know anything about your work. How would you give me an introduction to what you’re doing here?
[JF] My previous body of work and the newer ones here both began with photo collages on the computer, which I then recreate by hand and oil paint on a large scale. Most of the elements I toy around with involve studying a lot of semiotics in college, and messing around with the notion of signs, origins of meaning, and how you actually come to some sort of derived meaning from viewing a painting. Continue to article.
One Or The Other, on view from May 17 – 21 at The Highline Loft at 508 West 26th Street, brings together the two artists – Jared Flaming and Eric Helvie – in a pairing of photo -realistic works that focus on the ideas of pop culture, media and storytelling. This represents an effort to dig deep into the subconscious mind to find inspiration and artistic creativity. Curated by Anne Huntington and Natalie Kates, both artists’ photorealistic works, with juxtapositions of color and iconography, embrace unconscious desires via subliminal images. Continue to article.
This week, the colorful work of Jared Flaming is part of a two-person exhibition, One Or the Other, curated by Natalie Kates and Anne Huntington, which opens May 17th to 21st at the High Line Loft ( 508 W 26th St, 5th fl) in Chelsea. I talked with Jared about digital collage, art history and the importance of the brush stroke. Continue to article.
“What a beautiful photograph!” I heard one gallery-goer say while previewing new show “One or the Other” at the Highline Loft. False—but you could forgive this viewer for being fooled. Courtesy of curators Anne Huntington and Natalie Kates, the photorealistic works of emerging artists Jared Flaming and Eric Helvie have been brought together, and these paintings will definitely make you look—and think—twice. Continue to article.