opens tonight, Oct 30, 6-8p:
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W24th St., NYC
solo exhibition by Shea Hembrey presented as a group show. Particular to Hembrey’s style, he has created five fictional artists: Artemesia Adebayo, Pawnee Calhoun, Harvey Lee, Elgin Rivers, and Phyllia Stanhope who imagine the cosmos through paintings, sculpture, models, and other multi-media pieces. Science and nature remain prominent themes in Hembrey’s work. As he demonstrated in his first solo show, Dark Matters in 2012, Hembrey questions what is real and the true structure of the universe. He provokes viewers to question what they are seeing and frequently uses trompe-l’oeil techniques in his series. While the artist’s work is rooted in science, the lyrical narrative of five fictional artists defines this exhibition.