From November 11-December 16, the work of Donald Lipski and Richards Jarden can be seen in separate one-person exhibitions in Artists Space's main galleries. These shows represent each artists' first one-person exhibition in New York City and continue Artists Space's policy of introducing serious new work to the contemporary art audience.
Both Jarden and Lipski live in New York, however, the works they will show at Artists Space represent long-term projects initiated elsewhere: by Jarden while living in Nova Scotia and by Lipski in Oklahoma. The similarity between these two artists is their use of small, unconvential materials manipulated directly by hand and the works' reflection of the time involved in their making.
Jarden will show a group of paintings descriptively referred to as "mats." They range in size up to 2' x 3' and are woven of strands made from paper matches wrapped in cellophane tape. A ghost-like image of a commonplace object, such as a cup and saucer, accompanied by a date is woven into each "mat." Jarden's work represents a determined honestly that clearly shows the direct relationship between materials, appearance and content.