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03 February 2012

JACK & JILL : Works by Aneta Bartos & Nick Weber : Curated by Anne Huntington

[PRESS RELEASE]AMH is pleased to present Aneta Bartos and Nick Weber in JACK & JILL curated by Anne Huntington to be on display at 144 10th Avenue (nr. 19th st) in Chelsea, NYC.

Bartos and Weber fluidly breathe haunting life into two-dimensional photographs and paintings, respectively, with such essence that the works bring forth a universal force. There is a duality of existence that is simultaneously light and dark; modern and nostalgic; erotic and romantic that invites the viewer into specific, yet open-ended worlds. Powerfully reflecting on the human psyche, childhood lessons learned, and acceptance granted or denied. The images arouse dangerous emotion with a fantastical dreamlike tone. We encounter humanity at its core, portals into ecstasy, challenging the viewer to experience various states of grace, to break through life’s defined states of sexuality in beautiful, disturbing and organic mediums. Bartos and Weber continue the figurative tradition, following the paths of Mapplethorpe and Bacon.

JACK & JILL references the boys and girls in us, as Bartos and Weber play the roles of artistic brother and sister. Instinctive parallels marry the works and blur the culturally formed lines ingrained in our visible and invisible worlds. The show delves into roles imbued in life’s mores and taboos through gender, gender bending, innocence and existence, linking to life’s complicated watered crown. JACK & JILL is the first time the artists are exhibiting together.

More Information: AMH INDUSTRIES

Event Photos: PMC PHOTOGRAPHY
Nick Weber

Nick Weber

Aneta Bartos

Nick Weber

Nick Weber

Aneta Bartos

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