Saturation Point

Lower East Side Gallery

May 1 - May 19, 2013

Dutton is pleased to present a group show comprised of vivid new paintings and sculpture by artists from New York, Chicago, and Texas. The artists use materials and pigments in a way that literally or figuratively breaks through and goes beyond surface - to reveal something new.

The magnification of form - unfolding and recasting it - is expressed through each artist's idiosyncratic lexicon. While the hand is evident in the work collectively, the works lend themselves to conceptual notions of physicality and the body. Raw canvas is cut, folded, and sculpted, hot viscous pigments are suspended with found objects inside carved swathes of resin, stains seep into the edges of intricate wood carving, and miniature painting is washed with countless layers of oils and varnish.