February 13 – March 8, 2015
“Trajectory, featuring the paintings of Jon Elliott, Paul Corio, and Rob de Oude, is an exhibition of patterns, systems, and connections through the verisimilitude of the human hand. The plastic and the precise trajectory of a line as a perfect geometric concept exists only as a mental notation. The ideal of geometry finds practical expression in urban planning and human dwellings mediated by the solidity of matter, and through our charting of the systems of macro and microcosmic nature.
All three artists embrace the ideal of geometric expression through line and plane suggesting depth through complex color interactions. All the work is meticulously crafted from the mechanistic hand painted linear perfection of Rob de Oude to the complex planar and color interactions of Paul Corio. Jon Elliott takes us on a journey through deep space from precision to dissolution of form. The desire for perfection in the art is reconciled by our own human transience, creating work that expresses the momentary beauty of the time/space. “Trajectory” traces a lineage through the history of painting, from the movements of the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus, to the present renaissance of abstract painting currently taking place in New York. Trajectory expresses the interconnection, “Verbindung.” -Debra Drexler, Curator