Broken Ground

October 31 – December 16, 2018

Oil panting of a woman pushing a stroller and walking a dog down a long, empty road lined with power lines in green country, approaching an intersection.

Wishbone, oil on cradled panel by Lin Price, 2018.

A paved road cuts across a muddy field, bisected by a set of garish painted yellow lines. Electrical wires timidly scratch the span of a stark cloudless sky. Dry unmowed grass whispers against the shell of a rusted truck in a front yard. Punctuated with wells, septic tanks, and fences these are the fractured rural scenes of remorse and remedy that Lin Price focuses on with her newest body of work. Price describes her studio practice as a pursuit to ‘reveal bone’, guided by the intimacy of slowly layered painting and stripped-back compositions. With one foot in both worlds, the artist carefully selects liminal picture-panes for the viewer to peer through. Her serial paintings consistently negotiate this position as mediator, resulting in fractured vignettes or portraits of shifting ground. The characters in her paintings linger through these landscapes, possessed with their own mysterious and noble inner worlds, ambivalent of the viewer’s gaze. The resulting compositions are haunted and strange, depicting the harsh truths, stubborn tenacity, and indeterminate future of life in rural Upstate New York.

Special Events

Opening Reception: November 1, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk: November 29, 6 p.m.