DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present Shorthand, a group exhibition curated by Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler. Shorthand brings together four artists whose works impart eloquent, direct brevity. Each artist’s process is manifest in the finished work and is tied to its perception. As in shorthand, where a symbol often takes the place of an entire word or phrase, the resulting works by these four artists are manifestations of their own techniques.

ANDREA BELAG’s paintings boast an intimacy despite their apparent speed. The path of pulling a coarse paintbrush through transparent paint is what is in focus here, giving the act of painting as much weight as the intimacy and luminous depth of an interior space.

JAMISON BROSSEAU’s maximal, super-flat paintings on panel are packed to the brim with bold, colorful shapes, pattern and symbols that bring to mind the masters of modernism as well as the Fauves, especially Henri Matisse.

SHAWN KURUNERU’s ink paintings of dots blanket entire surfaces; one dot connects to another to create landscapes within the viewer’s eye. The dots in these paintings encompass time, structure, chaos, obsession, rhythm, repetition and movement.

BRION NUDA ROSCH’s sculptures employ rugged materials and abbreviated painting as anthropomorphic stand-ins. The seemingly casual approach to construction is in fact decidedly assertive.

Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler, the curators of the exhibition, are artists who live and work in Brooklyn, NY. Trudy Benson is represented by Horton Gallery. Russell Tyler is represented by DCKT Contemporary.

The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 21 Orchard Street (between Canal & Hester).
Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon – 6pm.
For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.


Andrea Belag, Jamison Brosseau, Shawn Kuruneru, Brion Nuda Rosch
March 15 - April 19, 2014
Opens March 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views


In Time

Andrea Belag, In Time, 2014

Side Portrait on Half Plinth

Brion Nuda Rosch, Side Portrait on Half Plinth, 2014


Shawn Kuruneru, Mountain, 2014

Red Plants vs. Green Food

Jamison Brosseau, Red Plants vs. Green Food, 2012


Shawn Kuruneru, Kowloon, 2013

Form Over Dancing Legs

Brion Nuda Rosch, Form Over Dancing Legs, 2014

Red Marski Face

Jamison Brosseau, Red Marski Face, 2012

Worm Face Becoming Spirit Snake

Brion Nuda Rosch, Worm Face Becoming Spirit Snake, 2014

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