AT GALLERI URBANE
October 17, 2015. 6:00 PM.
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas · 2277 Monitor St. · Dallas, TX 75217 · USA
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas is pleased is to announce There’s No Place like Home: Marfa Paintings, Andrea Marie Breiling’s first solo exhibition in Dallas. In There’s No Place Like Home, Breiling presents her newest paintings created during more than a month-long residency in Marfa, Texas. Currently based in Los Angeles, Andrea Marie Breiling relocated to the West Texas town seeking a transition in her artistic practice through experiencing solitude and unfamiliarity. Taking note from championed artists Georgia O’Keefe and Agnes Martin, she aimed to free her mind of the chaos of the city landscape and the art market tensions that can burden the endeavors of creating. Conjuring up references to political and feminist ideologies, Breiling’s paintings embody the liberation and growth that the artist experienced during her time in the small, west Texas town.
In concurrence with Andrea Breiling’s exhibition comes The Curve of Forgetting, David Willburn’s first solo exhibition with Galleri Urbane. In The Curve of Forgetting, Willburn abstracts domestic objects that once had sentimental value into collaged paintings and thread-based drawings as efforts to erase and forget.
Belongings allow us to keep track of past moments. Some objects we treasure not for their material qualities, but for their sentimental significance. Willburn seeks to return these objects to their original neutral value. His artwork does not include any suggestions of recognizable, knowable information. All are free of attachments, emotions or reminiscences. “The Curve of Forgetting is a term that describes how we hold onto information; the shortness of memory. I feel like removing the objects from the drawings in an effort to see how long I can remember what that object or space was before the abstraction process began.”
Born in Fort Stockton Texas, David Willburn lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. In The Curve of Forgetting, he uses abstraction to strip objects of their subjective influence. Willburn’s work can be found nationally and internationally at venues including Dallas Contemporary (Dallas, Texas), Helmuth Projects (San Diego, CA), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, Oregon), University of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland), among others.