Cut Outs—
Jenny Brillhart & Carolyn Salas

January 26—March 21, 2013

Cut Outs

Through an architectural lens, Brillhart’s somber constructs shift between the representational and abstract. Brillhart’s source materials include paint, collage, still life, studio, found material and photography. Media is culled to form work through a process of addition and subtraction. For the artist, the works evolve with a specific history and diary of process, and strive to stay in keeping with the initial impulse of authorship and purpose. Selected exhibitions include: Dorsch Gallery, the Sammlung SØR Rusche Museum in Germany, Miami Art Museum, FL, the Anhaltinischen Gemäldegalerie Museum in Dessau, Morgan Lehman Gallery in NY. Brillhart graduated with a BA from Smith College and received an MFA in from the New York Academy of Art. Brillhart lives and works in Miami, Florida. The artist currently has a solo show at Kuckei + Kuckei in Berlin.

New York based artist Carolyn Salas’ sculptural works investigate the tension between the physical and psychological space. Cement, plaster, ceramics, found objects, photography, and fabric are brought together with laborious craft to reveal human imperfections that are reflective of our everyday burdens, failures and achievements. Carolyn Salas received her BFA from The College of Santa Fe and her MFA from Hunter College. Selected exhibitions include: Urbis, The City Center, UK, Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg, Art Space, CT, Parisian Laundry, QC, the Berkshire Museum, MA, Torrance Art Museum, CA, and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA. Salas has been a resident artist at several organizations, most recently at Franconia Sculpture Park, MN, Abrons AIRspace studio program, and currently at the New York Art Residency and Foundation (NARS) and The Fountainhead Residency, FL. Salas’ current solo exhibition “Hang Up” is on view at Dodge Gallery, New York through February 17.

This is the second in a tripart series of exhibitions between site95 and Dimensions Variable. The first exhibition, Trombly Rodriguez: The Fabric of a Space was held at the Abrons Arts Center October 12 – November 18, 2012. The third exhibition with Antoine Lefebvre and P. Scott Cunningham will open at Dimensions Variable on April 11, 2013.

Jenny Brillhart

Jenny Brillhart holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from New York Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Arts in American History from Smith College. She studied painting and drawing at University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. Brillhart has had two solo exhibitions at Emerson Dorsch entitled, Material in 2011, and New Work in 2009. Recent solo shows have been exhibited at Kukei + Kukei Gallery (Berlin, Germany). Selected group exhibitions include Good and Plenty at Art Center South Florida (Miami Beach, FL), New Work Miami at Miami Art Museum (Miami, FL), Florida Contemporary 2010 at Naples Museum of Art (Naples, FL), Die Sprache der Dinge – Niederländische Stilleben der Sammlung SØR Rusche im Dialog mit Kunst der Gegenwart at Anhaltinischen Gemäldegalerie (Dessau, Germany), and Group Show at Roemerapotheke Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland). Jenny was awarded an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center. Recent press includes Orlando Weekly, New American Paintings, INFORADIO Berlin, The Financial Times (Germany), Berliner Zeitung and Miami Sunpost. Her works are included in the collections of Keith Flaherty, Jeremy Chestler, Upstairs Studio, Nick Brownlee, Robin T. and Stuart Ray, Joachim Schloesser, Loren Roberts, Brooke Feder, and Fifty Cent. Jenny Brillhart lives and works in Miami, FL.

Carolyn Salas

Carolyn Salas (b. Hollywood, California) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Salas received a BFA in sculpture from College of Santa Fe and a MFA from CUNY Hunter College. Museums exhibitions include: The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, Urbis City Center, Manchester, UK, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. She has participated in the residency programs at Abrons Art Center, NY, AIR program, NY, NARS Foundation, NY, and the Fountainhead Residency, FL. Salas currently teaches sculpture at Yale University.