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TNC in the Gallery

by Brian P. Kelly

Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:13 PM

Rebecca Litt,
Intuition, 2012, oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

Painter and TNC-staffer Rebecca Litt will exhibit her work at Storefront Bushwick in the forthcoming show “fiction/non-fiction.” The opening reception will be held Friday, February 8th, 6–9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The show remains on view through March 10, 2013.

From the gallery:

“fiction/non-fiction” presents the work of five women artists who work with representational imagery. Jaclyn Brown, Holly Coulis, Michelle Hailey, Susan Homer, and Rebecca Litt investigate the nature of reality, memory and art-making as a vehicle to understand our relationship with the physical world.

A common theme in “fiction/non-fiction” is the presence of the human figure in mysterious settings and circumstances. There are self-figures (Rebecca Litt), dream figures (Jaclyn Brown), and painted representations or portraits (Holly Coulis). . . . Pervading all the work on exhibit is a presentiment straight from a novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet, “Did it happen this way, or this way, or at all?” Painting functions as a staged scenario or a layered onion that we are invited to peal back in search of a truer reality. In their refusal to answer the questions they pose, the artists reflect our contemporary unease in our surroundings and our search for equilibrium and meaning in the world.

Rebecca studied at Tufts University & School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and received her MFA in painting from Indiana University School of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in New York, New England and Louisiana, most recently, in a solo show at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, “False Fortress.” She has lectured at ULM and the University of New Hampshire, and served as a visiting critic at the New York Academy of Art.

Storefront Bushwick is located off the Morgan Avenue L stop at 16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237. For more information please visit their site.

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