Wine & Dissonance | Steve Nishimoto
May 5 - 19, 2017
New York, NY
(between Morris Street and Exchange Alley)
Generously donated by Harbor Group Management Company
Nearest Trains: 4, 5, R
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 6-11pm
Open Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 6pm
On view 24/7, through window.
Steve Nishimoto presents the show “Wine and Dissonance”, a new body of work consisting of a series of large-scale canvases incorporating tropes of expressive mannerism and architectural modularity. As the title suggests, the show focuses strongly on the complexities of interior realms, wine and conversation being two core components of the microcosm of action and narration staged in the domestic setting. Following a rigid palette of sober tones, primarily dominated by the use of an earthy commercial interior wall paint styled as “Golden Meadow”, Nishimoto interjects the seemingly functional aspect of the unconventional pictorial planes with annotative traces and marks akin to the representation of language in action, transpiring in an exchange between different parties brought together within a complacent setting.
In this way, the sensual nature of the canvases are problematized by a reflective overtone of a documental recording of a specific time and place akin to the transcribing of a dialogue, or even the snapshot of a photographic device. It is no coincidence that Nishimoto’s painting practice runs parallel to a long standing practice in analog photography, which the artist has explored for several years. This intimate relationship with photography also attests to the intent of the artist to create canvases that fixate on and appraise the fleeting circumstances of the present, of lived reality to be brandished in future memories.