Opening alongside Aaron Nagel’s Marks at the Shooting Gallery was Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess‘ “Temporal Surfaces” at the adjoining White Walls gallery. Cleverly curated by Lainya Maganya, “Temporal Surfaces” brings together two documentarists of the bleak urban and industrial landscape. Jessica Hess’ calming oil-based renditions of derelict billboards and abandoned railway cars accurately captures the temporal and transitional movement of light across these surfaces while invigorating life and beauty into otherwise drab and dreary locales. Kevin Cyr’s (studio visit and interview) seemingly case study-like analysis and depictions of the thoroughly vandalized vehicles that propagate most cities brings light not only to an art form that is widely unrecognized but also puts a freeze on the transitory and chaotic nature of city living. Much as the surfaces of both artist’s landscapes will inevitably change, the surfaces of White Walls must as well – show runs till March 27th.
Photos after the jump.