17/11/2022 - 17/12/2022
Contemporary - Painting
Katelyn Eichwald & TJ Rinoski - CUT
Cob Gallery is proud to present Cut, a joint exhibition of work by Katelyn Eichwald and TJ Rinoski.
'Painting in oil on canvas and linen, Eichwald and Rinoski’s work isolates fragments of memory and transforms them into resonant details. Overlooked but evocative moments become the bearers of precisely poised moods or atmospheres whose wider narrative contexts remain obscure. Disconnected waypoints in stories that remain just beyond our grasp, these fleeting memories become floating signifiers, elusive symbols.
Eichwald and Rinoski paint directly onto ungessoed, or barely gessoed, surfaces. The result is a matte effect, as if the image has been etched or scrubbed into the painted surface. Quite contrary to the glossy smoothness of film, we are offered a kind of visual archaeology, as if the imagery emerged out of the fabric rather than being applied to it.
As a group, the cluster of fragmentary images making up Cut draws us into an intricate oneiric world whose contours are formed by Eichwald and Rinoski’s remarkably complementary painting practices. Yet at the same time each individual work retains its own enigmatic autonomy as a symbol detached from clear or unified meaning, a prompt to a script that must be carefully recovered and reshaped.'