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Mat Tomezsko, NOW – Opening February 8, 6pm

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Mat Tomezsko, Now

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through February 23
Opening Reception: February 8, 6-8pm

NOW is a solo exhibition of multimedia paintings by Mat Tomezsko made through an elaborate process of layering, patterning, adding, and subtracting an excessive amount of acrylic, spray paint, and asphalt. The slippery use of language alludes to the various meanings found in the multiple arrangements of letters. It explores the visual dynamic between the words “own”, “won”, and “now”. The letters, colors, symbols, and materials in the paintings are used as abstract elements, and contain associations and resonance outside of the painterly context. The formulation of letters can be seen as a distillation of a timeless truth, about the shifting nature of time, and the relationship between narrative and power.

Refiguring the Future – Opens February 8

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Refiguring the Future

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

February 8 – March 31

Conference: February 9 – 10

February 9th, 10am – 6pm
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, New York

February 10th, 12pm – 6pm
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue
Maspeth, New York

*Full detailed schedule coming soon

Refiguring the Future is organized by Eyebeam and REFRESH in collaboration with the Hunter College Art Galleries.Curated by REFRESH collective members Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Dorothy R. Santos, the exhibition title is inspired by artist Morehshin Allahyari’s work defining a concept of “refiguring” as a feminist, de-colonial, and activist practice. Informed by the punk ethos of do-it-yourself (DIY), the 18 artists featured in Refiguring the Future deeply mine the historical and cultural roots of our time, pull apart the artifice of contemporary technology, and sift through the pieces to forge new visions of what could become.

The exhibition will present 11 new works alongside re-presented immersive works by feminist, queer, decolonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist artists concerned with our technological and political moment including: Morehshin Allahyari, Lee Blalock, Zach Blas*, micha cárdenas* and Abraham Avnisan, In Her Interior (Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini)*, Mary Maggic, Lauren McCarthy, shawné michaelain holloway*, Claire and Martha Pentecost, Sonya Rapoport, Barak adé Soleil, Sputniko! and Tomomi Nishizawa, Stephanie Syjuco, and Pinar Yoldas*.

*Denotes participation in conference.