Saturday February 24 7-11pm
It's been 2 years since the first art show at Hi-Lo Press. Please come and celebrate with us by welcoming back Oakland artist Cole Solinger and Atlanta artist Y Malik Jalal for their show: COARSE.
Decoding poetics within objects big and small can be a conundrum in itself aiming towards finding meaning on the surface and beyond. To put it simply, we all see things those around us do not. Balance, composition, poetry and beauty. Sentimentality for the smaller things. In this show, Coarse, the artists ( Y. Malik Jalal and Cole Solinger) have been studying the process of decoding these very objects. The iconographic meaning and glorification of what some would consider garbage. To place it upon a pedestal you are confronted with the challenge of rethinking and relearning what you consider to be important in the objects you may take for granted.
a large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency.
Stockpiling or collecting is another key to the inception of these works. Whether it be on the canvas or in the mind. Continuing to notice and pick up upon small details and bringing them back into the studio to be added to a larger composition. The imagery, drawing from the Americana aesthetic, reflects the cities we occupy. Jalal being from Atlanta and Solinger, the San Francisco Bay Area. Bridging a bi-coastal gap of images both unknowingly creating work from the same ethos.