About Trestle Visits
Trestle Visits is a way for our us to introduce and promote the work of artists from around the country to the Trestle community. We hope that these visits can provide both a window into the work and practices of emerging artists as well as become a resource for other curators for future exhibitions, both at Trestle and at other locations.
Sahana Ramakrishnan / June 2018
Sahana Ramakrishnan draws from various cultures to create her own personal mythology and iconography, mixing various media and techniques into her work. Her most recent work is influenced heavily by Buddhist thangka painting, French Romanticism, Muay Thai, and West African legends.
Jesse Chun / June 2018
Jesse Chun is a conceptual artist whose who works in video, sound, installation, sculpture, and photography. Her work examines national identity, migration and power through the lens of bureaucracy. Recent projects include a series of works on vellum based on blank immigration forms and a series of photographs based on hi-res scans of passport pages. Her solo show at Camera Club NY explored the power dynamics in the pedagogy of teaching of language through works based on ESL textbooks.
Ryan Wilde / June 2018
Ryan Wilde’s wall sculptures explore ideas of costume and hidden trauma through the lens of fetish culture. Drawing on her experience and skills as a hat maker, her work combines playful materials and colors with materials from S&M and bondage culture to create works that conjure up complex, dark emotions underneath a seemingly cheery and humorous facade. Ryan is gallery assistant/sidekick at Mrs. Gallery.
Jeanne Heifetz / May 2018
For the past several years, Jeanne Heifetz’s works on paper have explored generative systems of growth such as Japanese boro textiles or the way cells attach to each other in soap bubbles. Her most recent series focuses on maps of Jewish cemeteries and the endless variety between different cemeteries as well as the way the various plots grow according to the unique physical and cultural properties of the land.
Hong Seon Jang / May 2018
Hong Seon Jang’s work explores notions of power and mortality and often involves a visual, material, or word pun. Whether it is the way a reclaimed pipe from a church organ looks like a missile when flipped on its side, or using soap and animal bones to mimic a marble countertop, Jang’s work transforms objects into sites where contradictory meanings and symbols reside together.
Philadelphia-based artist Anthony Bowers makes paintings that are reflections on American identity, class, and the passage of time. His work takes many forms, whether they are his series of cloud paintings which become an attempt to record the passage of time or his "belly paintings" which he stuffs with various materials. Anthony is a member of FJORD, an artist-run space in Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia-based artist Natessa Amin’s work are joyful and tactile, combining a wide variety of materials and techniques into dense hybrid painting-objects. She draws inspiration from a diverse array of sources such as Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery, Indian miniature painting, and early American abstraction. Natessa is co-director of FJORD, an artist-run space in Philadelphia.
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Jake Cartwright’s recent paintings are musical offerings using concepts of theme & variations, rhythm, and repetition to create visually complex spatial and color relationships. His airbrushed surfaces appear to be hard-edged and graphic from a distance but upon closer inspection reveal a softness in the relationships between the edges and forms. His kinetic paintings refuse to stay in one place — the forms and spaces seem to be constantly shifting as your eye moves through his works.