Eight Guardians of the Sacred Prize. In a series of mixed-media wall pieces and tabletop three-dimensional print landscapes of historically influenced but anachronistically and spatially abstracted microscopic environments, the artisth presents nearly three-years of obsessive and meticulous work.
Eight Guardians of the Sacred Prize
Plus Ultra Gallery is extremely pleased to present â€œEight Guardians of the Sacred Prize,â€ the first solo exhibition by New York artist Trevor Wentworth. In a series of mixed-media wall pieces and tabletop three-dimensional print landscapes of historically influenced but anachronistically and spatially abstracted microscopic environments, Wentworth presents nearly three-years of splendidly obsessive and meticulous work. Layer after layer of almost impossible detail reveal themselves in these allegorical sculptures and installations that form an environment in turns as dense as history or sparse as the space between parts within molecules.
Referencing both the scientific accomplishments of the celebrated 17th Century maker of microscopes, Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek, and the war between England and the Netherlands that stood as a backdrop to Leeuwenhoek's incredible life story, Wentworth appropriates vocabulary via a method perhaps best described as a visual stream of consciousness. From magnifications of cellular creatures to Dutch Royal insignias and architectural flourishes, the signifiers jostle, overlap, merge and mutate in an organic free-form of association and creation as opulent as it is ponderous.
Opening: Friday, April 29, 7-9 PM
Plus Ultra Gallery
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 12 â€“ 6 pm