Trestle Gallery | 850 3rd Avenue | Gowanus

Objectify, a group exhibition of international artists at Trestle Gallery in Gowanus, presents work that defies categorization and moves in a space between painting and sculpture, image and object. On view from September 22 to November 4, 2017, the gallery will be open on Saturdays from 1:30 to 6:30pm and Art Talk: Objectify will be held at Trestle on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7pm.

Much of the work is influenced by painting yet emphasizes its objecthood by using methods of presentation that reduce its spatial and pictorial implications. Some works can be viewed as sculpture that has moved to the wall or as painting that has moved to the floor, though, at times, these boundaries have been transgressed more than once before settling into place.

Many of the artists share an interest in process and materiality. Others are involved in the disembodiment and deconstruction of painting. The physicalization of ideas in real space subverts held assumptions and habits of viewing. One’s understanding of the work as an object in the world and the attendant categories is thrown into question.

Participating Artists:
Richard van der Aa, Robert Bunier, lemke van Dijk, Daniel G. Hill, Emma Langridge, Laura Nillni, Jim Osman, Mary Schiliro, Bogumila Strojna, Guido Winkler, Patricia Zarate

Emma Langridge, Medium Cubes 1, 2 and 3 and Small Cubes 1 and 2, 2016-17

Iemke van Dijk, Untitled, 2017; Laura Nillni, The Dance of the Chameleon, 2012



Trestle Gallery was founded in 2012 by artist and educator Rhia Hurt and a team of artists including Mary Negro and Ajit Kumar. Working in Gowanus, they became involved with the local artist community and soon discovered that many of their peers were lacking a supportive environment to develop their work and make connections with others in the art world. Wanting to meet this need, they started Trestle Gallery and began developing exhibition and educational programs with the goal of supporting local artists, curators, and educators and reach a greater community. The name “Trestle” came from a type of structure built to pass over obstacles. Like its namesake, the gallery was designed to be a support for artists, providing opportunities for them to show their work, network, and learn from each other.

Trestle Gallery and its satellite location, Trestle Projects, host 15-20 exhibitions each year. Since being established as a non-profit art gallery in 2012, Trestle has showcased the work of over 2000 local and international contemporary artists from over 35 countries. Trestle welcomes over 6,500 visitors annually.

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