Duping False Landscapes
Curated by Dana Notine
04/01/2022 - 04/24/2022
311 E 3rd St
In Bevington’s second solo exhibition with Ki Smith Gallery, the artist explores painting as a process to foster a slower and more articulate relationship to an image. Bevington’s subjects are sourced from digitally produced images often taken on cell phones or now antiquated digital cameras. The images, archived and unintentionally aged, are printed, transferred, corroded, copied over time; resulting in semi-abstract paintings which pose metaphysical inquiries of reality, memory, and perception. Through the conversion of the digital to the physical realm, Bevingtons practice asks: What is painting but a very outdated mode of image production?
Duping False Landscapes presents the artist's most recent inquiries into the space between the digital and the natural, the artificial and the physical, all while questioning the role and existence of painting in a post-internet landscape.
Caslon Bevington (b. 1992)
is a multimedia artist, living and working in New York. Caslon’s work aims at visualizing the slippery relationship between physical and non-physical materiality. The work examines image reproduction within a post-digital, ahistorical environment. The practice explores the visual semantics of internal spaces, glitching, and corrosion.
Dana Notine (b. 1993)
is an independent curator based in Brooklyn. Dana’s scholarship focuses on art’s relationship to the internet. She has curated exhibitions with Hauser & Wirth, Art-in-Buildings, and Established Gallery, Brooklyn. She is the 2022 Visiting Curator and Writer for Ki Smith Gallery.