ANY DAY NOW
Opening: Friday, March 23rd, 6-9 PM
March 23rd - April 21st, 2018
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.
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