Please join us for presentations by three artists in our The Battery Art Show Vol. VIII: David Bayus, Summer Romasco and Joey Enos. They will talk about their current bodies of work featured in the show, as well as their respective processes and the overall ideas behind their work. Please RSVP, and we'll add you to the guest list.
David Bayus’ work develops out of his need to perform within his own drawing practice. He considers his drawings anthropomorphic, operating like actors and characters in a play, cross–fertilizing between different mediums and genres. This results in a kind of theatrical space, and he views his work as a process for making sense of that space.
Summer Romasco’s abstracts are about color, space and time. Working horizontally, she lays down pools of water, adding thin layers of paint that disperse along the paths created by the water. Romasco’s process is a balancing act, and accordingly the work reflects instability between control and chaos. Uncertainty and ambiguity are often the focus of Romasco’s projects. Her work features minimal symmetrical compositions and harmonious color while representing disorder, drawing attention to inherently connected but seemingly conflicting states of being: violence and peace, calamity and calm, confusion and wisdom.
Joey Enos’ sculptures deploy a parodic humor, evoking the postures of twentieth–century monumental sculpture without completely conceding to them. The artist sculpts from foam, a material at once flimsy and stiff, that points to a shared visual language rooted in cartoons and theme parks. Life–size or larger, these nonsensical sculptures take on an uncanny presence in the transition from visual imagination into physical space.