Art of Our Century will open its doors to Ali Haselbeck: Approximate Ecosystems, the first solo New York exhibition by the artist. The exhibition opening reception, which will be on view in the new North Gallery, will stretch over three afternoon, October 15, 16, and 17, from 4:00 to 7:00pm to allow for social distancing and COVID guidelines. The exhibition will be on view through November 15, 2020.
In her multi-disciplinary practice, Haselbeck re-engages the often intertwined histories of art and biology, and the ways in which nature is controlled and curated to suit human needs. In a process based method she layers imagery of flora and fauna into abstract organic shapes, then sands away areas resulting in soft atmospheric traces.
The resulting amalgamated images and objects are held with care and reverence while visibly deteriorating; accepting the ephemerality of our efforts to preserve and categorize the world around us.
This exhibition showcases an ongoing series of skin-like paintings, representing animals and the ways in which the ecosystems they occupy are imprinted onto their memories and very beings. This series arose from a year of deep introspection and connection with the landscape, and Haselbeck invites the viewer to approach the work with a similar quiet focus.
Ali Haselbeck is a visual artist from San Diego, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Art of Our Century is located at 137 West 14th Street. Face Masks a Must.