Balint Zsako: Blood Orange

Opening: Thursday, September 7, 6-8pm | Exhibition continues to October 14, 2017
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We are very pleased to announce a solo exhibition of works by New York-based artist Balint Zsako.

"Blood Orange is a series of paintings that examine questions of control and self-determination. With these works I want to look at these complicated contemporary issues through the representation of converging bodies.

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The large watercolour paintings on paper depict groupings of figures that interact and intersect. Rendered in everything from bright hues to grey monochromes the figures change colour or density in the areas where they overlap. There are perfectly lined up eyes, heads, hands and feet raising the question of whether the figures are synchronized in their action or struggle for control. Either way, the areas that the characters share is a new form that none of them truly owns.

While the paintings depict open ended narratives, the colors of the bodies and the way they overlap refer to both the conflict and the unity inherent in struggles for identity and agency."

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