EMERGE 2018 Benefit Art Auction Opening Reception & Preview @deasypenner
April 12, 5—8pm
200 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena
@fulcrumarts will present over forty works for auction by artists including #EdgarArceneaux#MatthewBrandt#JohannaBreiding#MarcFichou#SandeepMukherjee#NealRock#SteveRoden for bidding on paddle8.com from April 12 – 26, 2018. All proceeds will support their mission to empower artists to invent, inspire, and provoke. Sales from select lots will also directly support the independent artist collectives and organizations. @paddle8
Seen here is Sandeep Mukherjee’s beautiful painting adding warmth to poet Claudia Rankine’s new home in Connecticut.
Working in painting, drawing and installation, Mukherjee positions his work in abstraction that is both phenomenological and ontological - where aesthetics informs experience and art researches its own specific conditions. Improvisational and process based, Mukherjee's work investigates materiality and the body as a means to resist identity and conceptual determination. The work asserts pleasure and embodied criticality in order to inhabit an expanded field of structural logic and subjectivity.
Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles⠀
For over a decade Mukherjee’s work has considered the notion of abstraction as a method to make moving pictures of thought. Pursuing multiple paths via portraiture, the performing body, architecture as folding, and erasure as abstraction, the work continues to explore the tension between process, affect and representation.⠀
Born in Pune, India, he lives and works in Los Angeles and is a Professor of Art at Pomona College. His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.⠀ ⠀