May 17 – June 19
Hypotheticals is an exhibition featuring the work of Jennifer Cadoff, Ruth Raskin, and Robert Spinazzola on view at Chroma Fine Art Gallery now through June 19.
Curator Rita Baunok has combined the work of three abstract artists who explore the element of chance. The works intrigue and delight viewers by provoking thought and cracking open the realm of possibility.
Jennifer Cadoff’s black and white drawings are done completely freehand. Built through the painstaking accretion of ink marks on paper, abstract fields materialize as her process tests the limits of concentration and gesture. Every subtle movement of her arm and pen are revealed. “I play with the tension between energy and entropy, control and disarray, density and vacancy,” she explains.
Ruth Raskin’s beguiling photographs are created using the experimental chemigram technique. In the darkroom, images emerge as Raskin applies photochemicals to light-sensitive paper. The unpredictable nature of the chemical reactions means that the element of surprise is ever-present in her process and in the resulting images.
Sculptor Robert Spinazzola is a Detroit native who, despite living in New York for 30+ years, continues to draw inspiration from his hometown’s automotive construction history. Spinazzola combines discarded artifacts and salvaged materials to create unique steel assemblages. The largest sculpture on view, “Winged Victory of Ukraine,” was made in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. If sold, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a Ukrainian-directed charity.