Δ – This is one of the most commonly seen symbols and throughout history a representation of power, mystic divinity, portals of transcendence into worlds, and a signifier of change. AF came to a show on the Lower East Side that is to channel such powers, mystify, carry us through worlds and once more – change our view or thoughts through the selection of artworks from three artists: Patrick Grzelewski, Jamie Martinez and Brandon Wisecarver. It is succinct for the show simply to be called or marked as – Δ . Just out of Armory Week art fatigue and stupor that the show opened on March 12th with a very simple focus and casual gathering of the artistic kind. Each artist put their spin on the iconic triangle with the collage multimedia paintings of Grzelewski facing the Triangulism concept of works by Martinez. The juxtaposition of churning and roiling static change with the precise dissection of triangle shapes inhabiting an object are both powerful in their own milieu. Getting into the fun box by Wisecarver, you sit inside the darkened world where you are transported to a trip light fantastic with triangles blinking at you. What you get out of this three-man show is an experience and that is what you seek every time you come out for ART. The collective space is a must see for anyone seeking something powerful to transcend the otherwise glitzy commercial doldrums of art that can wear you down. This one revived and refreshed. But it was most definitely a catalyst to change how you view or think about this world via ART.
Δ – Patrick Grzelewski, Jamie Martinez and Brandon Wisecarver
On View: March 11 – March 29, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 am to 6 pm)
Con Artist. 119 Ludlow Street. NYC, NY 10002
Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography by: Olya Turcihin