FAST FORWARD: Four for the Future

January 21–March 4, 2011

fast forward: four for the future will open Friday, January 21, at Tamarind Institute. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 5-7 in the Tamarind Gallery. The exhibit will features works by Anna Hepler, Fay Ku, Mark Licari, and Ethan Murrow. Recent Tamarind lithographs by all four artists will be displayed alongside works produced in their own studios. The exhibit will run through March 4.

“For the past year we have been celebrating Tamarind’s 50th anniversary and looking back at all that has been accomplished. With the new year and a new building, it is time to move forward. We have an exciting exhibition schedule for our beautiful new gallery space, the June Wayne Gallery,” states Gallery Director Arif Khan.

Anna Hepler (Portland, Maine) creates prints, drawings and three-dimensional installations that focus on her interest in the natural patterns found in nature. She is currently participating in the “Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.” fast forward will mark the first public viewing of her latest lithographs produced at Tamarind, along with three-dimensional paper pieces from her “Inflatables” series.

Fay Ku (Brooklyn, New York) draws on her personal and cultural history, creating large scale drawings and paintings on paper that juxtapose a delicate touch with narrative insight. Her characters explore the fluidity of identity—sexual, cultural, personal, and political—and the ambiguity in relationships with one another. Examples of her graphite/watercolors will be shown with the two lithographs she produced at Tamarind in 2009.

Mark Licari (Los Angeles, California) works with watercolor, acrylic paint, printmaking, and wall drawings, exploring landscapes and interiors that are populated by animal, botanical and everyday objects that form eccentric variations on the familiar natural world. Licari will produce a site-specific wall drawing in Tamarind’s June Wayne gallery to complement the three lithographs he produced at Tamarind in 2008.

Ethan Murrow (Boston, Massachusetts) does large-scale realistic drawings and video/film that blur the line between fact and fiction and explore the delicate balance between success and failure. In addition to his three Tamarind lithographs, Murrow’s short film “Dust,” selected for the New York Film Festival, and graphite drawings will be shown will be shown.