|Robert Janitz, installation view of 'Shift Stick Heaven'|
'Shift Stick Heaven'
February 23 to March 23, 2014
Team (gallery inc)
83 Grand Street, New York
'The paintings are evocative of acts specific to manual labor — window washing, spackling, grouting — as they relate to erasure and negation. The artworks call to mind the streaks on a recently cleaned pane of glass, making us aware of a surface meant to be transparent, invisible. Janitz’s painterly gestures have a similar relationship to the picture plane, obscuring it with paint in order to reveal it.'