Hunt Rettig 2022

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HUNT RETTIG M Y T W E LV E I M P U L S E S


HUNT RETTIG

E X H I B I T I O N O P E N I N G & R E C E P T I O N F O R T H E A RT I S T 05 August 2022 | 5:00-7:30pm


E X H I B I T I O N S TAT E M E N T

My Tw e l v e Imp u l s e s

What does it mean when the brain begins to die before the body? Connections that were once there are broken and never repaired. Countless experiences that made up a “life” no longer inform anything. What remains? The present. What happens when the brain scrambles to survive, making new neural connections to make sense of an increasingly confusing present? Primal instinct is colored by the ever unfamiliar. There’s no fear where there’s no awareness of context. And love? Love is met with love and the hungers fall away.


Unknown Finish Line, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 30 x 40 in, $ 11,000.



Fine Line, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 59 x 47 in, $ 24,000.


Field Find, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 24 x 18 in, $ 6,000.



Untitled I, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 40 x 35 in, $ 13,000.


Mind Eddy I, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 19 x 19 in, $ 4,200.


Mind Eddy II, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 19 x 19 in, $ 4,200.


Hunt Rettig’s process-based discipline is a continual quest to transform interesting materials into the sublime. Rettig is known for his elegant 3D creations that produce the illusion of 2D, backlit, digital compositions that shift color. These original works are built from molded and shaped polyester on an acrylic substrate, which is coated – through a proprietary method developed by the artist – with paint, film, synthetic rubber, and silicone. “I am ultimately a mental perfectionist,” Rettig says. “I know that perfection only exists in my mind, I therefore explore from the inside out.” Biomorphic shapes seen in Rettig’s work suggest sensual elements universal in nature. “Especially with plantlike forms I see what I can best describe as the invisibly visible, out of reach and out of context, infinitely reproducing,” says the artist. “The irregularities I introduce represent man’s mark on nature – producing landscapes unnatural yet natural at the same time.”


Sinking While Swimming, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 47 x 59 in, $ 24,000.



The Dark Streets of Sante Fe, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 22 x 22 in, $ 6,000.


Untitled II, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 40 x 30 in, $ 11,000.


Ever Say I, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 25 x 21 in, $ 5,800.


Ever Say II, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 21 x 25 in, $ 5,800.



Nightfall, polyester films, synthetic rubber, acrylics, 40 x 30 in, $ 11,000.


HUNT RETTIG CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION BS Babson College, Wellesley, MA SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2022 Friesen+Lantz Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID, “My Twelve Impulses” 2020, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Natural Target” 2017 FP Contemporary, Culver City, CA, “I’m Twelve Push-ups Away From A Perfect Body” 2016 Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, “In the Atrium” 2013 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Cracked and Absorbed” 2013 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, “Cracked and Absorbed” 2010 Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA, “Between Gesture and Geometry” 2009 David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Infuse” 2009 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Francisco Pizarro- as Gay as a French Horn” 2009 C Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “New Work” 2008 Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX, “So Goes the Blow, Clouds Follow, Forms Emerge” 2008 C Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Right Side Up Duplex” 2007 Plus Gallery, Denver, CO, “Really Mom, Nibsey Russel�” 2004 David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO, “New Assemblage” 2004 Finesilver Gallery, San Antionio, TX, “Containment” SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2021 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Stay Inspired” 2021 Friesen Gallery Debut, Sun Valley ID 2020 Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, “Blue” 2019 Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, “At the Doors of Perception” 2017 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Artist as Subject” 2015 FP Contemporary, Culver City, CA, “Shine” 2012 Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Media Matters” 2010 David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO, New Gallery Opening 2010 Plus Gallery, Denver, CO, New Gallery Opening 2009 Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA, Anniversary Group Show 2004 (+) Zeile/Judish, Denver, CO, “Director’s Choice” 2004 Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, “2004 AAM Biennial”


CONTACT: YANNA L ANTZ yanna@friesenlantz.com