By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, September 26, 2014
GALLERY OPENING OF THE WEEK
Abstraction’s twin power of persuasion ---- its capability to convey both the artist’s deeply personal feelings and more universal concerns ---- will be tested in Morton Fine Art’s latest exhibition, “Timeless Remnants,” which opens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition features the work of Maya Freelon Asante, G.A. Gardner and Choichun Leung, each of whom endeavors to evoke aspects of the contemporary human condition through non--representational imagery derived from the artists’ personal experiences, travels and, in one case, medical condition.
Works from Leung’s “Diplopia” series, for instance, are an attempt to capture the painter’s experience of double vision after a partial loss of eyesight last year. Her complex, intertwined and overlapping forms are specific, yet also more broadly suggestive of feelings of disorientation.