ANNE RUSSINOF & SAND T

Basic Elements

May 3 - May 28, 2011

Four Corners

Anne Russinof

Four Corners

2010

Casein on Waterford paper

12.75 x 11 inches

Picot

Anne Russinof

Picot

2007

Oil on canvas

30 x 30 inches

Personal Inventory

Anne Russinof

Personal Inventory

2008

Oil on canvas

26 x 22 inches

Bay Leaf

Sand T

Bay Leaf

2009

UV Resistant Industrial Epoxy Resin, Paint and Graphite

24 x 24 x 2.5 inches

Lime Green

Sand T

Lime Green

2011

UV Resistant Industrial Epoxy Resin, Paint and Graphite

6 x 6 x 1 inches

Purple

Sand T

Purple

2011

UV Resistant Industrial Epoxy Resin, Paint and Graphite

6 x 6 x 1

Press Release

BLANK SPACE is pleased to present Basic Elements, a duo exhibition featuring the art works of Anne Russinof and Sand T. Russinof’s layering and minimalistic appreciation of structure, combined with Sand T’s interplay of line, dot and light both represent the basic elements of shape, color and medium.

 

Sand T’s non-objectional reductive art deals with repetition, geometric abstraction, and minimalism. Her time-consuming and labor-intensive process combines UV resistant epoxy resin, graphite, and paint on archival tempered clayboard, or acrylic glass panels. Resin droplets are improvisationally released on to the surface one at a time in a humidity- and temperature-controlled and dust-free environment. The result is the “frozen”, clear, and organic characteristics of the epoxy resin.

 

Depending on the colors used, light available, along with the quantity and spread of resin, there are different combinations of “wetness”. For example, “Delta Gray X-7” might appear to have the viewer looking out a window on a grey, rainy day. And yet there is nothing so defined except what is represented in the viewer’s mind.

Always interested in combining an expressionist tendency with a relatively minimalist appreciation of structure, the artist re-interprets nature by creating an order of her own. As in “Picot” or “All the Way,” the viewer’s eye is drawn closer and through the repeated shapes and then pulls back, as the elements settle into a whole.

 

Born in Malaysia and currently working in Massachusetts, Sand T received her MFA
and an Honorary BFA degrees from Tufts University and the Museum School in Boston. Her most recent solo and group exhibitions have been predominantly throughout Massachusetts with some international group exhibitions. She has been featured in a great number of publications plus private and public collections worldwide.

 

Russinof works and lives in Brooklyn, having received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Pratt Institute. Most recently, her work has been featured in New York City and Burlington, VT, and she has had residencies at two art colonies. Affiliated with New York’s The Painting Center for three years, Russinof is now a member of The New York Artists Circle.