Yellow Brick RoadDecember 7–January 27, 2002 320 West 13th Street
YELLOW BRICK ROAD, curated by Augusto Arbizo
Yellow Brick Road features painting, photography, installation and sculpture by emerging artists who deploy imaginary characters and/or fantastical settings. These artists – all New York based – are inspired by allegory and allusion, and share a sensibility towards the eccentric and obscure.
Mala Iqbal and Colin Hunt create surreal landscapes, executed with eye-popping detail. Peter Kreider’s sculpture of a full-scale fireplace and chimney literally defies gravity. Ron Amstutz produces optically charged interiors as a backdrop for absurd photo based works. John Hodany makes mixed media works that are filled with visual conundrums. Amy Vogel’s watercolors and Michael Wetzel’s egg tempera on panel paintings propose modern day fairy tales populated with original (and sometimes borrowed) characters.
About the curator: Augusto Arbizo is a New York based artist and curator. He has curated shows for Brent Sikkema Gallery, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, and the Warren Robbins Center at the University of Michigan. As an artist, he has exhibited at White Columns (in a White Room), Sandra Gering Gallery, and Bellwether.