Effaced background dissolves remotest foreground.
—Poet Susan Howe, The Falls Fight
Staring, encircling space lays ground for seen and unseen interaction in this inaugural exhibition, Hammers Down, featuring recent work by Sean Lamoureux and Sam Trioli at 3433 in Chicago, IL.
Emblematic subjects of broad societal footholds dissipate into walls, evading re-establishment and holding at poles. Formal levelings-off develop unanticipated nested relationships; representation and abstraction tend distant bonds as portrait opens to landscape and event to formless situation.
Pacing together from distant positions, memory’s plan yields to elusive scale and subject. Conclusiveness succumbs to impact through decentralized control.
Sean Lamoureux is a photographer and artist born in Massachusetts in 1985. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an equal operator at 3433. He currently resides in Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Graduate Thesis Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012); Meet Me in the Middle, Art Current (2011); New Graduate Work from the Art Institute of Chicago, Launch F18, New York, NY (2011); Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH (2011); SOHO Photo, New York, NY (2010); and The Royal Photographic Society (2009, 2010, 2011).
Sam Trioli was born in 1984 in Concord, Massachusetts and grew up in New Hampshire. He is a contemporary artist, curator, and musician currently living and working in New York City. Trioli has participated in numerous group exhibitions including “Duck and Recover,” The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia (2008); “Team Work,” Allan Nederpelt, New York (2010); “Can’t Hear The Revolution,” Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn (2011); “Some Girls,” curated by Noah Becker, Launch F18, New York (2011); “SundayMondayTuesdayWednesday,” Farm Project Space + Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts (2012). Solo exhibitions include, “Sagebrush Gulch,” Site95, Miami (2012), and most recently “Brumaire,” Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston (2012).