Surface

December 20, 2017 – January 6, 2018

untitled (paradise II.), 2017  

Monoprint, aquatint etching, ink drawing, Gudy archival adhesive. 15x20” (20x25” framed)

desert/desire, 2017                 

Graphite, sanded vinyl, acrylic, aquatint etching, Xerox print from photograph, Gudy archival adhesive.                                                 

hard body, 2017   Monoprint on hydrocal, pigment, rebar, foam, wax, plywood, polyurethane. 14x12x22” 

Press Release

Miranda Kuo Gallery presents Surface, a group exhibition featuring works by Andrea Lynn Santos and Becca Barolli. Photography, print-making and sculpture converse in this show, drawing attention to what, in art, is the surface, the seen, and what isn’t. Or in the words of Lisa Segal “the line between illusion and material”.

This show features two artists’ interpretation of surfaces and material itself, compelling us to engage with this aspect of material objects. Much like the famous ‘Flammarion engraving’, depicting a traveler peering through the canopy of stars into the machinery of the universe, Surface invites us to explore the philosophy behind works of art.

On view from December 17th – January 6th

About the artists:

Andrea Santos lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art + Design in 2011, and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. She has recently exhibited at the NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, and The Granoff Center at Brown University, Providence. Andrea currently manages a cooperative shared art space in Brooklyn, and teaches in the Printmaking department at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

Becca Barolli was born and raised in Connecticut where she earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Connecticut in 2010.  For four years after graduating, she taught Experimental Art and Digital Photography classes at the Mansfield Community Center while developing a portfolio in Sculpture.  In 2016 she received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute working primarily with wire and other raw materials.  She received the Ella King Torrey Award at graduation for creative innovation in her studio practice.  Becca currently lives and works in Hayward, California.