Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York is pleased to present Then & Now, an exhibition curated by Antwaun Sargent, featuring new works by Chase Hall and Cameron Welch. The title draws upon the artists’ investigations of history and its resonance with contemporary life. Selected works are placed in dialogue, sharing formal explorations of the medium of painting. Whether it is through Welch’s use of collage elements in wall-mounted mosaic reliquaries (that he considers paintings) or through Hall’s inventive use of the white space to help achieve his portraits, both artists rethink the contemporary possibilities of the medium. Their unique painting styles and techniques also allow Hall and Welch to conceptually interrogate histories of painting that have reinforced dominant narratives which often erased or overlooked Black contributions to modern and contemporary art. Both artists are based out of New York, continuing the Project Space’s commitment to dialogue and engagement with the local community.
Then & Now: Chase Hall and Cameron Welch