UNIX Gallery, New York
Tom McFarland’s mixed media works use string, hardware, resin, mesh, and acrylic within a geometric frame to create shadow and layered interplay between light, material, and negative space. Highly process oriented, McFarland creates balance between heavy texture and elegant coloration to create a quizzical, idiosyncratic conversation based on a feeling of structural constraint and improvisation.
William Bradley’s work begins with abstract gestural watercolors, which are then manipulated into a calculated arrangement. These resolved designs are then repainted in oil on canvas. His work can be described as “abstract art about abstract art” with an underlying concept that explores the communicative disconnect between artist and viewer that is specific to the pure abstract language.
Josh Rowell examines the role that the digital world is playing in reshaping our current notion of ‘reality’. Rowell finds different ways to manifest these changes, constantly exploring the space between the real and the virtual, fascinated by the way in which these two worlds interact. Rowell highlights the fact that the digital world is like all things temporal and still answerable to the physical world.