LEAN in CLOSER at Stephanie Chefas Projects is Max Kauffman’s latest curatorial endeavor features eleven artists whose work relays discreet narratives through the use of pointed imagery and stunning technique. Hand selected by Kauffman himself, each artist hails from the tradition of folk, frequently expressing emotion and weaving captivating tales that compels the viewer to search beyond the surface and discover secrets lying within.
In the curator’s own words: LEAN in CLOSER looks at artists who evoke visual narratives in their work, each telling stories with his or her unique vernacular. Through suggestion, color, repetition, and a familiar hand, these makers push their respective genres forward while honoring the tradition of folk. “LEAN in CLOSER” is hence a suggestion to look more closely at these stories.”