The opening reception will take place March 9th from 6-8pm.
Tim will perform a special standup comedy show at the gallery on March 17th from 7-9pm
with live music accompaniment by Dodi.
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Nathalie Karg is pleased to present Pictures Aside, a solo show of new paintings
by Tim Wilson. Pictures Aside is Wilson’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery.
On the surface, Wilson presents a group of paintings depicting an assortment of mirrored reflections, paintings, prints, photographs, and reproductions. These pictures within the paintings adorn a variety of provisional spaces; foyers, waiting areas, bedside tables, drawing rooms, and motels. Like his previous work, Wilson recasts images of interior spaces and set dressing found in the seemingly endless availability of streaming television and film. These repurposed screen grabs are then filtered through the historical lens of premodern tendencies in representation. This practice, an attempt at slowing the viewer down for reflection remains, yet here, Wilson doubles down by zooming in on the re-depiction of those
quoted histories within his own pictures. This reframing literally and metaphorically rearranges the conditions with which one engages in that contemplation.
In the end, for Wilson, the blunt material facts of painting; color, its liquid form, and the substrates that hold them, are the truth of painting—the mask. Everything else is fiction. But adrift in this sea of artifice, where arbitrary signs and symbols are broken and ripped from their origins, Wilson’s paintings attempt to buoy our thoughts by returning the picture back to painting.