Janine Iversen: Butterfly Deluxe
Flatiron Project Space
133/141 W 21 Street
New York, NY 10011
December 6 – January 5
Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6-8PM
Visual & Critical Studies and the Flatiron Project Space announce “Butterfly Deluxe”, an exhibition by NY/Brooklyn based artist Janine Iversen (BFA SVA 2009). “Butterfly Deluxe” includes in part, an angled mirrored plinth and a wooden sculpture, installed centrally between two environmental sized still-life paintings. In the space, the paintings become an immersive experience. The objects articulated in them are there by chance. The scene in one painting is increased in scale by ten percent and the other similarly diminished, offer an impaired narration of the process of articulation. This work was made between 2014-2018 when the artist lived in the Catskill mountain region of upstate New York.
Tom Huhn, Chair of the Department of Visual and Critical Studies writes:
Janine Iversen’s work is a tour-de-force demonstration of why painting has long been considered a privileged medium for the enactment of the countless shades of invisibility and visibility of the self. In her works we find distilled—and yet somehow also fluid—the movement back-and-forth or, we might say, the movement in and out of the painter, not just in the picture, but the painter present to the composition of the work. What we find so intriguingly on display in Iversen’s paintings is her persistent dissatisfaction with purity in any form or shape, and rather, a joyous embrace of pollution, and a revelry within the endless variety of ways in which she participates in, and performs alongside of, her relation to her own painting practice.
There will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, December 6th, from 6 to 8 pm.
oil on canvas