January 11- February 17, 2008

Elizabeth Cooper
Lisa Hamilton
Jasmine Justice
Joyce Kim
Alisa Margolis
Carrie Moyer
Veronica Tyson-Strait
Wendy White

January 11 - February 17, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, Jan 11th from 6-9 pm

Thrust Projects is pleased to present the group exhibition FREEZE FRAME organized by gallery artist Elizabeth Cooper. FREEZE FRAME showcases 8 female abstract painters whose work breaks through the boundaries of abstraction in contemporary practice.
FREEZE FRAME explores a moment in abstraction at which there is no dominating style or agreed upon direction in painting, though cues are taken from a range of art historical stylistic tendencies. In this exhibition Thrust Projects will present artists whose work is influenced but not restrained by various veins of abstraction ranging from process and minimalism to gestural, lyrical and pictorial abstraction.
About the artists: Lisa Hamilton is a graduate of the Hunter College MFA program and a recipient of a 2006 NYFA grant. Jasmine Justice had a solo exhibition of her work at The Cue Art Foundation in Chelsea in 2007. Alisa Margolis is represented by Diana Stigter in Amsterdam and was featured in "The Triumph of Painting" at The Saachi Gallery in London.   Joyce Kim is currently an artist in residence at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation.   Elizabeth Cooper is represented by Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Cologne and Thrust Projects, NY and is currently participating in the traveling show "Unlikely" in Europe.   Carrie Moyer is represented by CANADA and was recently featured in "Affinities: Painting in Abstraction", CCS Galleries, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.   Veronica Tyson-Strait moved to New York from her native Trinidad to attend Cooper Union and pursue a career in the arts. Wendy White is represented by Leo Koenig with a forthcoming solo exhibition scheduled for 2008.

For further information, please contact 212 431 4802 or . Thrust Projects is located at 114 Bowery between Grand and Hester streets, on the 3rd floor. Directions: BD train to Grand/ F train to East Broadway/ 456 & NR to Canal/ JMZ to Bowery. Gallery hrs: Wed - Sun from noon to 6pm.