Opening later this month at Hosfelt Gallery in New York City will be two separate solo exhibitions featuring works by painters Chris Ballantyne and Naomie Kremer. Ballantyne’s exhibition Everything Means Something and Nothing is What it Seems to Be continues the artists hard-edged painting approach which conceptually investigates suburban spaces that are fenced in or out of other parts of nature. The graphic images often feature buildings, pools, parking lots, and fences is absurd, yet familiar positions. Ballantyne received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and resides in Brooklyn.
Force Fields is the title of California and Paris-based artist Naomie Kremer. The artist’s abstract paintings offer immense amounts of movement as the overall mark making is gesturally placed without any preconceived notion of what the painting will be. The physicality of the painting is reminiscent of certain abstract expressionist painters, as the artist leaves the content of the painting up to the viewers interpretation. Kremer is an MFA graduate of the California College of Art.