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THE AIR IS AN ABSENCE HELD / Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn

THE AIR IS AN ABSENCE HELD 
September 12 – September 20, 2015

Jenni Crain
Kristen Van Deventer
Nick Fusaro
Aidan Koch
Adam Kremer
Hanne Lippard
Joseph Montgomery
Boru O’Brien O’Connell
G.T. Pellizzi
Carolyn Salas
Will Stewart 
Presented by Bruno Smith | Curated by Jenni Crain
261 Bond Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 
www.raysmithstudio.com 
raysmithstudio@gmail.com










Will Stewart
An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015 Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster Dimensions Variable 

Will Stewart
An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015 Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster Dimensions Variable 

Adam Kremer
Like Water, 2015
Enamel coated tin plates, mirror
Dimensions Variable; Approx. 14 x 10 x 3 inches 


Carolyn Salas
Untitled (No. 9), 2015
Aqua resin, fiberglass, paint 32 x 27
1⁄2 x 4 inches 

Aidan Koch
She stood, hips tilted, shifting her weight to the ball of her left foot, 2015 Ceramic and digital print on silk
11
3⁄4 x 10 1⁄4 x 38 inches 

Boru O’Brien O’Connell Ten Prompts, 2014 Silver gelatin print
16 x 18 inches 

Will Stewart
An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015 Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster Dimensions Variable 

Will Stewart
An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015 Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster Dimensions Variable 

Nick Fusaro
Untitled (White Canvas), 2015 Magic-Sculpt over panel
22
1⁄4 x 1 1⁄4 x 24 1⁄4 inches 

Joseph Montgomery
Image Two Hundred Twenty Five, 2013
Oil, stain, acrylic, polystyrene, and joint compound on pine MDF 16 x 7
1⁄2 x 2 1⁄2 inches 

G.T. Pellizzi
Moire Abstraction (Fig. 1), 2015 Moire, plywood, and cotton
25
1⁄2 x 5 x 60 inches 

Boru O’Brien O’Connell Untitled, 2014
Laser burned plywood 42 x
3⁄4 x 84 inches 

Joseph Montgomery
Image Two Hundred Forty Seven, 2014
Lacquer, oil, acrylic, aqua resin, joint compound, polystyrene, fiberglass, MDF 57
1⁄2 x 33 x 6 inches 

Kristen Van Deventer
Ethan, 2013
Pastel, oil, and graphite on canvas over panel 16 x 12 inches 

Adam Kremer
Reflection Interrupted (Two Delft Plates) Diptych, 2015
Photographic print on archival board, museum glass, aluminum frame 8 x 10 Each (Print) 16 x 20 Each (Framed) 

Nick Fusaro
Untitled (White Canvas), 2015 Magic-Sculpt over panel
93 x 3 x 72 inches 

Boru O’Brien O’Connell Untitled, 2015
Powder coated brass 8.5 x 11 x 6 inches 

Aidan Koch
QQQ, 2015
Digital print on silk, brass 22
1⁄2 x 32 1/2 

Jenni Crain
Gesture 2, 2015
Tempered glass, stainless steel, hardware 4 ft 4 in x 8
1⁄4 in x 4 1⁄2 in 

Jenni Crain
Gesture 5, 2015
Baltic birch plywood, glass vitrine 62 x 17 x 18 inches 

Jenni Crain
Gesture 1, 2015
Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware 4 ft x 8 in x 4 ft 

Adam Kremer
Like Water, 2015
Enamel coated tin plates, mirror
Dimensions Variable; Approx. 25 x 10 x 3 inches 



           Hanne Lippard Lostisms, 2011 Audio Duration: 1:33 





I put my hand in front of my face to shield the sun.
My eyes closed, the rosen hue dimmed to grey black blue.
Eyes closed and arms outstretched, I lean into, with, within the engaged negation. 
I, myself, the indivision intercepting that which I gestured to absorb. 
Complementary shades pitched in their own projection. 
An impressioned foothold on each impending plane. 

This extension reciprocally reflected in a repeated approach to some thing concrete.