Good Naked (New York NY) & False Cast (Los Angeles CA) present:
TELESCOPING // A group exhibition of works by Amy Kim Keeler, Corey Ruecker, Kira Maria Shewfelt & Dylan Wilde
Perspectival shifts abound in this reverie of abstract allusion. Color and form wade and set as each material takes shape on uneven ground. Calling on traditions of expressive landscape painting and meticulously sewn textile/craft Corey Ruecker and Amy Kim Keeler explore the possibilities of picturing an alternate space/field of vision. Ruecker’s paintings are fluid in their descriptions of washy landscapes that pull us in and push us back. Keeler’s handmade abstractions reminisce on light and range, sound waves and striations, as she stitches patterns informed by Anthroposophy and Goethe. Kira Maria Shewfelt and Dylan Wilde's works propel us into the expansive and the microscopic breadth of experience. Emotive stillness reflects the intimacy of daily life with a fantastical reality. Shewfelt uses lyrical cascades of color to describe emotions supported within a framework of deep understanding of the history of image making. Wilde’s tightly realized familiar moments radiate with enveloping light, cold unyielding shadows, joy, and uncertainty.
Butting against the stark sardonic cry of daily sludge, these four artists summon hope in the possibility of connection to a natural rhythm of imperfection that might yield transport in our understanding of material, sight, and time. Their close examinations of moments and being deftly make beguiling the ontological.
Amy Kim Keeler was born in Los Angeles, CA. She currently lives and works in Yucca Valley, CA in the Mojave Desert. Keeler’s works have been exhibited at galleries and institutions including Fortnight Institute, New York, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, CA; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA; and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. Amy Kim Keeler has been a resident artist at Poco a Poco, Oaxaca, Mexico; and upcoming residencies include the Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.
Corey Ruecker is a California native based in San Diego/Los Angeles, CA. Ruecker’s works have been exhibited at galleries and publications including Smoke the Moon, Santa Fe, NM; Art Maze Magazine, London, UK; The Coastal Post, Los Angeles, CA; Good Naked Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA. Corey Ruecker has been a resident artist at Keush Ranch, Tujunga, CA; Arquetopia International Artists Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico; and Arteles International Artists Residency, Tempre, Finland.
Kira Maria Shewfelt is a painter based in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from New York University (2015), M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California (2010), and B.A. in Comparative Literature from Yale University (2006). Recent exhibitions include “A Peripheral Reverie,” Penske Projects, Montecito, CA, “So Far,” and “Hot Tropics” at La Loma Projects, Pasadena, CA.
Dylan Wilde (San Diego, CA) is best known for his dreamlike landscapes and domestic interiors, exploring intimacy and distance through experimentation, process and painting. He utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to navigate queer experiences in Southern California’s desert and coastal landscapes. Born in Orange County, California in 1987, he holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, San Diego.
Kira Maria Shewfelt
Recalling A Still From The Barefoot Contessa (Maria Vargas funeral)
oil on satin, 14 x 18, 2021.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Someone's Grandmother
oil on linen, 10 x 12, 2020.
Eyes on the Lake
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in, 2021.
We Fell In Love With A Gaze and It Was Fresh
oil on canvas, 18 x 14 in, 2021.
oil on paper, 12 x 16 in, 2021
Sunset for Sam
oil on paper, 12 x 16 in, 2022
oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, 2021
Palm Tree Load Error
oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 34 in, 2021