Opening Reception: July 26th, 2019 7-9pm
On View through August 25, 2019
Organized by Alejandro Jassan
“…we are looking at a picture in which the painter is in turn looking out at us.”
Las Meninas, The Order of Things
Trestle Gallery is proud to present Visibility Is A Trap, a solo exhibition of works by Nick Naber (b.1986). Focused on Naber’s use of the line, geometry, and repetitive gesture, the exhibition includes drawings and paintings on paper in a variety of media made within the past eight years.
Nick Naber received his MFA in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute (2012) and his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2010). He has had three solo exhibitions, one at The Java Project and two at OPUS Projects, along with group exhibitions at multiple venues. Nick’s work has been reviewed by Painting is Dead for his solo exhibition Untitled (series) at The Java Project (2018). He has been interviewed numerous times about his practice, and his work has been published in Art Maze Magazine (Winter 2019), A queer anthology of rage (2018), Alt/Process (2015), GRAPHITE Journal (2012). Nick is also the Co- Founder/East Coast Editor and Contributor at The Coastal Post.
Alejandro Jassan is a Mexican curator and critic. He is currently the Director of Communications at Alexander Gray Associates, New York, and is a contributing writer for Elle Mexico and Quien magazines. As a curator, Jassan has organized multiple one person exhibitions, including Evan Halter: Vanitas, The Java Project, NY (2018); Michael Adno: Cracker Politics, Spring/Break Art Show (2016); Jorge Tellaeche: I Will Stay Here… A Little Bit Longer, New York (2014; co-curated with Lara Balderrama); as well as the group exhibitions Haptic, Alexander Gray Associates, New York (2017; co-curated with John Kunemund and Carly Fischer); You’re Invited, Spring/Break Art Show (2019; co-curated with Deanna Evans); Material Transaction, Spring/Break Art Show (2019); among others.