K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present Fictive Landscapes, its first solo exhibition of the work of Geoffrey Detrani. Employing pencil and ink on multiple layers of various papers he tackles the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.
“I am interested in a representation of the natural world that is spun from a conflation of imagination and ideology — a symbolic rendering — rather than one that mimics our visual/optical experience of it. I am interested in the tenuous and temporary fit with which the things we have built have accommodated themselves to the fecund and resurgent and violent forces of the natural world around them. My pictures suggest landscapes captured in a state of flux, landscapes on the cusp or in the throes of explosive generation or devolution, they are geographies of entropy and zero-sum gain.” – Geoffrey Detrani
Geoffrey’s work has been exhibited internationally including New York, Los Angeles, Boston and South Korea. His work is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Schenectady Museum, and the Transportation Security Administration among others. He’s received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Bronx Museum, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the State University of New York Foundation, the Center for the Book Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Fictive Landscapes will be on view April 7 – 30, 2016 with a reception for the artist Thursday, April 7th 5:30-7:30pm.