Plants, Portraits & A Distant View is opening at Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave) from 6-9pm and features the dreamy colorful tropical landscapes, still lifes and portraits of Amy Lincoln. What snow? You’re not going to find any snow at this show.
I previewed the show and spoke to the curators, who run the space, which was formerly Camel Art Space. This is what they had this to say:
Camel was founded in 2009 by the artists in the building, including us, Hilary and Reid. In its three-year run, Camel hosted about 25 shows with an emphasis on artist-curated group shows. Rob de Oude was the driving force behind Camel, and he and Enrico Gomez moved to Ridgewood to found Parallel Art Space.
As Rob was leaving, we moved into his space and started Projekt722 with Jeremiah Teipen and ON Megumi Akiyoshi. The biggest difference between Camel and Projekt722 is that we are doing solo shows in addition to group shows.
Projekt722 has been open since September 2012 and Amy’s show is the fourth show.
We’ve admired Amy Lincoln’s work for a long time and are excited to be hosting her show. Her work reinvents traditional genres and conventions of painting — still life, portraiture, and landscape. By combining a variety of painting references with elements from her imagination and own life, Lincoln creates spaces that feel both familiar and unsettling.
Our goal for the space is to present solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging artists. When curating, we make a conscious effort to have fair representation of women. We have programming scheduled into the fall, including many shows organized by guest curators.