Central Trak is proud to present Failing Flat, a group exhibition of paintings, featuring the work of Ivin Ballen, T.J. Donovan, Faith Gay, and Shane Tolbert curated by former resident Nathan Green.
The artists included in Failing Flat expand and explode painting into three dimensions while staying firmly grounded to a traditional support. By depicting graphic images with sculptural form, these artists create works that exist in a dual state, vacillating between objecthood and the pictorial. Though the works are in dialogue with tropes of the past, these works fail to conform to their flat ancestry. They are a testament to painting's ability to restore, reframe and reinvent itself.
opening reception, Saturday, March 9, 8 - 10 p.m.
exhibition runs March 9 - April 27, 2013
Gallery hours are Saturdays, noon – 5pm and by appointment.