SYNTHETIC DAYDREAMS, is Nick Gentry’s newest exhibition that further explores his devoted interest in creating objects from expired technology mediums.
Consisting of a selection of collage paintings created from 35mm film negatives and X-rays on glass, these works are sourced directly for a social art project from members of the public. This practice is a fundamental starting point of each new work and allows shared histories to form collective identities. The rigorous conceptual basis of this work explores the areas where reality meets illusion, while drawing on references from discarded consumer items, to pop culture and found art.
Nick Gentry is known for his portraits and installations that manifest the human form not as a subject within itself, but rather as the vehicle to carry the medium to fruition. Gentry’s work is to be experienced in relation to its context and material; and sets up an open dialogue to be experienced in an entirely subjective manner. In his work, Gentry questions the fundamental relationship of the “human being" to both the created world and what we call reality. The space which art identifies becomes places where new behaviors, thoughts and feelings can arise.
ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY
The Robert Fontaine Gallery, provides a platform for emerging, mid-career, established and master artists ranging in historical scope from the origins of Post War to the most current evolutions of digital media, conceptual installation and urban interventionist. The Robert Fontaine Gallery has widely covered national, and international exhibitions in Athens, Basel, Köln, Moscow, São Paulo and Zurich with a mission to highlight a variety of innovative perspectives, while maintaining a balanced audience of seasoned collectors and curious newcomers, alike. Ensuring a critically engaging, yet approachable atmosphere for collectors; the gallery employs an intellectually rigorous curatorial stance composed of the industry’s most respected contemporary practitioners alongside groundbreaking young talent. robertfontainegallery.com