Exhibition dates: December 9th, 2011 to January 22nd, 2012
Flatlands is a show exploring digital drawing and its relationship to urban and suburban landscapes and architecture. It is a pairing of artists Ross Racine and Lekan Jeyifous through similar subject and process and a heightened awareness of the artificial in the contemporary environment. Themes of urban and suburban housing, architecture, surveillance, and landscape are examined through the medium of prints that originate as drawings made on a computer.
Ross Racine is a Canadian artist who works in Montreal and New York City and received his MFA from Concordia University. The subjects of his recent work may be interpreted as models for planned communities as much as aerial views of fictional suburbs. Referring to the dual role of the computer as a tool for urban planning as well as image capture and examining the relation between design and actual lived experience, the works subvert the apparent rationality of urban design, exposing conflicts that lurk beneath the surface.
Olalekan Jeyifous is a Nigerian-born, Brooklyn based artist who received his degree in Architecture from Cornell University. Lekan’s specialization in architecture and architectural software has driven the focus in his recent art to explore the facades of large abandoned buildings. These facades are a hybrid of industrial architecture covered in surreal elements futuristic devices and tools of surveillance. Lekan’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail and the New York Sun.
Works from this exhibition are available as an edition. Click on any of the works to go through to a page where the work can be purchased online or access the entire collection here