Barry Whistler Gallery presents Jay Shinn: Air Space opening reception
Throughout his career, Jay Shinn has explored minimal geometric abstraction through a variety of mediums including light based forms such as projection and neon. His most recent investigations address variations of form through the use of slightly altered light with elements of physical illusions. Air Space presents a collection of works Shinn completed in 2016.
The exhibition pairs works in neon, paintings on multiple decahedron shaped wood panels, and a site-specific wall installation combining both neon and projected light. Air Space further explores Shinn’s interest in re-addressing atmospheric and concrete space by challenging the optical powers of light and line. Shinn transcends dimensions with premeditated precision creating and invigorating metamorphosis of shape, light, and color. Art critic Saul Ostrow places Shinn’s work within the legacy of experimental Op and abstract art from the 1960s. Through his practice, he has successfully been able to push the boundaries of opticality, relational composition, and illusorily constructed shapes.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 26.