RILEY PAYNE  ANY DAY NOW   Opening: Friday, March 23rd, 6-9 PM March 23rd - April 21st, 2018  Water/Plants/People/Places   New Release presents  Any Day Now , Riley Payne’s first exhibition with the gallery and first solo show in New York.   Drawing on the pictorial formulas of stock photography – pre-loaded with sly market research psychology and the mundanity of the everyday - Payne makes labor-intensive graphite drawings that attempt to tease out new connections and coincidences between seemingly disparate visual elements.   With the inclusion (or exclusion via vacant spaces of un-rendered white paper) of snippets of text, recognizable shapes and lighter scribble, Payne’s drawings are alternately humorous, jarring and harmonious; leading to unexpected mental associations.   Images of craft, labour, nature and leisure become neutral fields for quick and impulsive mark-making (though in this case the mark making is slowed down to a crawl, a space where the viewer is asked to contemplate the inevitable question –  ‘why bother?’ ). However, by choosing to re-render images, humor, contextualization and ambiguity leads to productive ongoing dialogues on modern topics.   For inquiries please email  erin@newreleasegallery.com   New Release is open Fridays - Sundays, 12-6 PM and by appointment

RILEY PAYNE
ANY DAY NOW

Opening: Friday, March 23rd, 6-9 PM
March 23rd - April 21st, 2018

Water/Plants/People/Places
 
New Release presents Any Day Now, Riley Payne’s first exhibition with the gallery and first solo show in New York.
 
Drawing on the pictorial formulas of stock photography – pre-loaded with sly market research psychology and the mundanity of the everyday - Payne makes labor-intensive graphite drawings that attempt to tease out new connections and coincidences between seemingly disparate visual elements.
 
With the inclusion (or exclusion via vacant spaces of un-rendered white paper) of snippets of text, recognizable shapes and lighter scribble, Payne’s drawings are alternately humorous, jarring and harmonious; leading to unexpected mental associations.
 
Images of craft, labour, nature and leisure become neutral fields for quick and impulsive mark-making (though in this case the mark making is slowed down to a crawl, a space where the viewer is asked to contemplate the inevitable question – ‘why bother?’). However, by choosing to re-render images, humor, contextualization and ambiguity leads to productive ongoing dialogues on modern topics.


For inquiries please email erin@newreleasegallery.com

New Release is open Fridays - Sundays, 12-6 PM and by appointment