Motley and Trosper collaborate in an age-old painting tradition that has largely fallen out of favor, a material call and response. While vastly different in method and style, formal fragments bounce across the gallery and the result is a splashy dialog. Motley’s larger works act as topographical spaces: simultaneously an electrified plane of light and a rich, stained color field. Paint as a material is the actual subject of Trosper’s paintings, rendered through several generations of digital and liquid applications. This palimpsest process heightens the ephemeral nature of an object historically associated with permanence.
~ Sara Cardona
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