It’s All About Process
John Gintoff | Eleanor Sabin | Max Seinfeld | Kevin Van Aelst
The group exhibition, It’s All About Process, features work by artists John Gintoff, Eleanor Sabin, Max Seinfeld & Kevin Van Aelst. Although their concepts and visions are different, each of the artists in this exhibition present a unique approach to process and alternative use of media and compositional elements. Photography is often a straightforward and traditional way to capture how we experience moments; however, John Gintoff challenges how the viewer perceives traditional photography by using photographic prints to create three-dimensional sculptural forms. Kevin Van Aelst also plays with a reimagining of traditional photography. His layered digital process deals with the malleability of our notions of truth and memory. Van Aelst states, “The work aims to examine the relationship between photography, reality and memory and is a contemplation of memory itself”. Eleanor Sabin’s work explores the conflicts between the man-made and natural world. Her process of creating layered detailed pen and ink drawings of the natural world are then disrupted by saturated airbrushed color, bold geometric patterns and lines creating new tensions of space. Max Seinfeld’s sculptures also play with tensions through contrasting materials, color and form. His small sculptures’ interplay of solid vs. seemingly liquid forms allows for a sensation of a lingering touch or inching grip. The interaction of natural and artificial colors in Seinfeld work are drawn from observations in contemporary media, such as the allure of a red Cadillac versus the natural colors of the raw materials.