There’s still time to check out a one-of-a-kind two-women art show in Chelsea.
The show, entitled Coming Close, features the works of Megan Dyer and Chellis Baird. Curated by New York Times Art critic and curator Seph Rodney, the show was extended until Aug. 19 at y at Slag & RX Gallery.
“Both of these artists come close to the very human experience of seeing, touching, and knowing each other — really coming into awareness of the other at varying levels of intimacy,” Rodney says about the exhibition. “Chellis Baird and Megan Dyer make approximations of the personal, propositions about our future encounters. As their voices converge here in enthusiastic exchange, the visitor listening closely might be able to almost make out their own name.”
Dyer is known for making Biographical Portraits of her subjects, pairing data, chance and divination to chart out their lives and experiences. The portraits take on a similar visual to the rings of a tree, and connect people to the planet by blending portraits with landscapes.
Baird’s work incorporates a process called Encaustic Monotype, which is one of the oldest forms of painting originally found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Using the same elements of traditional painting, Baird gives a nod to the history and process of painting as an art form in her works.
y at Slag & RX Gallery is located at 522 West 19th St. For more information, visit slaggallery.com.