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To Put On The Edge, A Table: Solo Show (and other works)

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Albertz Benda, new york city, 2017

to put on the edge, a table

September 1, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas

September 1, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas

September 19, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 83 x 64 3/4 inches

September 19, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 83 x 64 3/4 inches

 
May 2, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 72 x 84 x 1 1/2 inches

May 2, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 72 x 84 x 1 1/2 inches

 
June 3, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas

June 3, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas

 
July 7, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 78 1/4 x 81 1/2 x 2 inches

July 7, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 78 1/4 x 81 1/2 x 2 inches

 
July 5, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas

July 5, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas

 
September 5, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 67 1/2 x 62 inches

September 5, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 67 1/2 x 62 inches

 
September 10, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 71 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches

September 10, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 71 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches

 
August 21, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 83 x 68 1/2 inches

August 21, 2016 / Acrylic, Glue, Canvas / 83 x 68 1/2 inches

 
Installation View, To Put on the Edge, A Table, Albertz Benda Gallery, NYC

Installation View, To Put on the Edge, A Table, Albertz Benda Gallery, NYC

Installation View, To Put on the Edge, A Table, Albertz Benda Gallery, NYC

Installation View, To Put on the Edge, A Table, Albertz Benda Gallery, NYC

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press release

New York, NY, September 26, 2016 - Albertz Benda is pleased to present Ali Silverstein: To Put on the Edge, a Table, the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo show in New York, on view in the project space from October 27
through December 17, 2016. For her inaugural exhibition at the gallery, Silverstein will show a vibrant new body of work that stems from her practice of gesture and reponse.  Silverstein explores impulse and desire through a continuous process of painting, cutting, and layering canvas. Each work is the product of a session or a “happening” - a constant push and pull between control and freedom, hyperawareness and automatism. Reacting to the necessity of the moment, Silverstein’s work
recalls the spirit of abstract expressionism and action painting.

Silverstein has been mining the world of BDSM, utilizing the power dynamics of domination and submission in her creative process. Using the act of painting to address issues of vulnerability and shame, Silverstein’s ultimate goal is ever-expanding freedom - a legitimizing of desire and a searching-out of the places that we don’t allow ourselves to go.

In this latest body of work, Silverstein draws inspiration from the realm of domesticity to guide her gestures.  The marks on the layered surfaces are improvisational yet influenced by decorative objects. The shapes and patterns in the work reference physical objects such as ceramic vases or textiles, however the abundance of colors and lines obliterates the boundaries of the figures, releasing the viewer from symbolic references.

Flirting with representation only to delve back into expressive abstraction, Silverstein transcends her personal comfort zone by embracing disorder and resisting her natural sensibility towards the tangible.

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