Past Exhibition


PAST Exhibition



Carrie Gundersdorf & Melissa Oresky

From: November 7- December 5, 2009
Artist's Reception: Saturday November 7, 6-8pm

Proof Gallery is pleased to present Streaking, an exhibition of works on paper by Melissa Oresky and Carrie Gundersdorf.

A flash: of insight, of flesh, of color, of image. Streaking engages forms of movement both physical and perceptual. Exploiting the indexical nature of drawing as a document of movement, the works in Streaking locate the artist and viewer in a historical continuum of the ultra-present and evident past. Resolute abstraction as well as an investment in color to convey transcendental meaning are the hallmarks of this conversation.

Gundersdorf’s colored pencil drawings reference the paths traced by stars in their travels across the sky from earth. The presence of her gestural mark collapses the space/time of the image and the making of it into a singular composite space.

Oresky’s large series of collaged drawings, Variant, acts as a streak of disjointed animated moments. The collaged fragments which range from images of muscle cells to trompe l’oeil shadows are constructed into radial disturbances, implosions, or explosions on a linear, grained field, creating a series of analog low-fi moments. Each drawing a muscular twitch, neural firing, or tiny cosmic event, the sequence becomes an exercise in rhythm and syntax- a sequence of wordless thoughts.

Carrie Gundersdorf has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, most recently with a solo exhibitions at VONZWECK and Shane Cambell Gallery in Chicago. She has been an Artadia Grant recipient and a curator of the Push Pin project and Deluxe Projects. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000. She currently teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Melissa Oresky has exhibited across the U.S. and internationally with recent solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions and VONZWECk in Chicago. Recent residencies include the Santa Fe Art Institute and Schloss Plüschow in Germany. She has received fellowships from The Illinois Arts Council, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Illinois State University.

- Carrie Gundersdorf's website newwindow
- Melissa Oresky's website newwindow
- Flickr photostream of the exhibition newwindow