Seductive Resolution: Noah Landfield, Laurel Lueders and Tatiana Istomina

2 June - 15 July 2011

571 Projects is pleased to announce the exhibition Seductive Resolution, a group show curated by DTL Projects that brings together the work of three emerging artists: Noah Landfield, Laurel Lueders and Tatiana Istomina.


These three artists’ distinctive voices are unified through the theme of recollection – of place, history, and person.  Landfield’s monumental paintings of cities in Japan take the long view, literally recalling photographs taken from space: abstract, and yet vaguely familiar.  Lueders’ large scale photographs capture the mid-ground and present intimate surfaces amidst the rubble of decaying historic architecture.  Istomina’s oil paintings and watercolors shift to close-up, focusing on the information carried in faces, famous paintings and environmental surroundings; a search for humanity within archival photographs and images of 20th century Russia.  With sparkling colors, velvety shadows and delicate mark-making, the works shimmer like memories: the perception is strong, its exactness fragile.  Collectively, Landfield, Lueders and Istomina invite us to look both to and beyond the surfaces of their works to reconsider what is certain, and recall what may be impermanent.


Noah Landfield graduated from Hunter College MFA program in 2009.  He is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors (2010) and the Tony Smith Award (2009).  Noah's large-scale paintings marry abstraction with realism, calibrating cityscapes with atmospheric washes of color.  Based on composite photographs, the paintings provide a view of the earth’s surface as imprinted by man and nature.


Laurel Lueders graduated from the School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts program in 2010.  She is the recipient of a Kunststipendium from the Sachsen-Anhalt Endowment for Fine Art in Germany, a U.S. Consulate Arts and Cultural Grant, the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, and the Susan Wirth Fellowship for the Arts.  Her photographic works are based in printmaking, and her process involves manipulating, layering, scratching, and adding marks to the photographic surface.  The fractured images defy immediate recognition and dare the viewer to enter a unique space – tactile, emotional, and unexpected.


Tatiana Istomina graduated from Parsons/The New School for Design MFA Program in 2011, and is the recipient of a 2010 Graduate Student scholarship.  She also holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics (2010) from Yale University.  Her training as a scientist directly informs her art, as she explores the failure of systems and the success of circumstance.  With each repeated experiment, the essence of what once was is available through variations and mutations of the original.  Her work speaks to the fallible nature of memory and history.