Installation view of Flatlands (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 14—April 17, 2016). Photography by Ronald Amstutz


Installation view of Flatlands (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 14—April 17, 2016). Photography by Ronald Amstutz


Installation view of Flatlands (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 14—April 17, 2016). Photography by Ronald Amstutz

Flatlands features paintings by five emerging artists—Nina Chanel Abney, Mathew Cerletty, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Caitlin Keogh, and Orion Martin—that conjure a sense of space that is dimensionless and airless, like the illusionistic scenery flats used on stage and movie sets. These artists create tension in their works that stems from competing sentiments of anxiety and desire, suggesting simultaneously the allure and discontent of our current moment. 

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