Annie Blazejack and Geddes Levenson acclimate viewers to standing chest-deep in water, visually implying an elevated sea-level in the Carrack gallery.
This high tide line is re-interpreted in each artwork. It sometimes appears within a painting whose composition spans symmetrically above and below water. In other works, sculpted fabric mangrove roots and hand-carved pulleys support paintings above the waterline.
As the climate warms, we’ve reached a moment of reckoning. We must save what we love most, and let the rest be transformed. Painting is a perfect platform for brainstorming outlandish, impractical solutions: the surface of the water is a magical, transformative plane full of mysterious encounters, uncanny landscapes, and hybrid inhabitants.
Geddes Levenson and Annie Blazejack grew up together in Miami, FL. Blazejack received her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University in 2013, and Levenson received her MFA from Pratt University in 2014. While pursuing their graduate degrees, they decided to make all their work collaboratively. They have been showing work together for over a decade.
Blazejack currently lives in Raleigh, where she is a Brightwork Fellow at Anchorlight. Levenson is based in Brooklyn. Their collaborative art-making process bridges this physical distance. When they visit each other, they paint on the same canvas. While apart, they talk every day, sending each other reference images, color palettes and thematic missions to keep their practices tightly interwoven.
June 21, 6-9pm: Group Bike Ride and Third Friday Reception–Join artists Geddes Levenson and Annie Blazejack for an hour-long costumed Swamp Ride to their show. RSVP on Facebook.
June 9, 12-3pm: Solaris Reading and Artist Talk, Grown-up story time–Listen to local performers and sci-fi fans read aloud from Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel, Solaris. RSVP on Facebook.
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June 07 - June 23, 2019