Friday, February 1, 2008

Faulkner Exhibition
Terenchin Fine Art
Catskill, New York

Closing Party: Saturday, February 16, 6-8pm.

Terenchin Fine Art presents the third and final installment of Critical Mass. The current exhibition, an extension of Faulkner's 2007 landscape show, includes never-before-seen additions to the series. On view now through February 16 are new panels depicting flora compositions and nocturnes. The show introduces some of the strongest large-scale paintings from the series. The pieces offer some of the most elaborate and adventurous layering examples of the collection. In the case of Helios, 2007 (pictured), any trace of landscape has been ostensibly eradicated, calling into question the utility of intelligible mimetic space. Increasingly, central compositional subjects are featured. Medallion-like designs rest uneasily between representation and fantasy, merging the real with the realm of dreams.