SO Fine Editions. Opens April 30th.
Featuring new works by artists ACW student Ria Czerniak-LeBov alongside Richard Lawlor and David McGinn, Sub/Plot is an exhibition of Fine Art Prints drawing influence from cinema, narrative and the mechanics of lens based media. With visual references to Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch and Film Noir, these artists have a shared language, creating and staging scenes into which the viewer may wander.
Lawlor’s use of theatrical lighting, pose and costume seem to capture his subjects in action.
Similarly, McGinn’s compositions feature intrigue, and an inexplicable sense of foreboding, despite there being no indication as to events we are bearing witness to.
Czerniak-LeBov’s etchings, unpeopled and distorted, reference the medium of film itself. Static, negatives and the signature monochrome shadows of Noir are employed to create spaces that are both familiar and utterly surreal.