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.
Molly Larkey / September 2018
Molly Larkey’s abstract geometric sculptures start with a material and metaphorical relationship to the real world, whether it be through the use of materials that are used to make enclosures, a visual likeness/reference to a vessel or a symbol, or even a relationship to a figure. These eccentric forms become sites for material and painterly improvisation where the application of various materials and/or the use of color adds another layer of ambiguity to the final reading of her work.
Ichiro Irie / August 2018
Ichiro Irie creates his work through the accumulation of material. In his “Imposters” series, he uses store-bought poster putty to recreate pop-culture images taken from classic album covers, film posters, and band logos. In other projects Irie has used broken sunglasses, drywall screws, and paper clips. His work uses non-art materials to examine the ways in which value and meaning are created through the economics of the art world. Ichiro runs Jaus, an artist-run exhibition space in Los Angeles.
ig: @irie.ichiro @jausart
Jason Ramos / August 2018
Jason Ramos is a painter whose recent work is based on photographs from vintage wrestling magazines. Often times making several paintings from the same photograph, he uses painting moves culled from traditionally male-dominated movements such as Abstract Expressionism that, when combined with the imagery, create works that simultaneously reveal Ramos’s deep understanding of this history and his ability to critique that same history. Jason is also the director of Eastside International (ESXLA), an international residency program and kunsthalle.
Leslie Jane Roberts / August 2018
Leslie Jane Roberts’s work starts with text — these texts can be things such as an inventory of street names along a subway line or an inventory of every artist book she has in her personal library — that is then diagrammed into a series of marks and shapes. Although at first glance her work seems to adhere to strict rules, her paintings reveal themselves to be playful and even improvisational, with her rules becoming more like the malleable structure of a game that she is free to change.
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 language explored through the lens of bureaucracy, migration, and cultural memory. 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 / May 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.
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.
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.