Point of Origin

curated by Dina Brodsky & Trek Lexington

October 13th, 2016 – November 13th, 2016

Opening Reception Thursday, October 13th, 7-9pm




Every artist has a unique mind, and a deeply personal, often idiosyncratic studio practice. Some adhere to strict routines, and others work for weeks or months, then pause completely in order to reflect, incubate an idea, or travel and take in new experience. One way to get a glimpse into the artist’s mind, as well as into their practice is the painter’s palette – a tool that has been around for centuries, as painting itself has gone through myriads of transformations through the years. It is both practical and intimate, acquiring layers of paint as well as memories, reflecting intent and execution, storing the ghosts of paintings that have long since left the studio.  The palette is the point of origin from which ideas become realized and paint is transformed into a reflection of the human experience. Whatever shape or form the surface or substrate takes, it all begins when brush meets palette.

Curated by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington, and featuring work by over fifty artists from around the world, the artist’s palette takes center stage as not only a point of origin but as a work of art itself. Artists who have created work for this exhibition include:

Liz Adams-Jones, James Adelman, Steven Assael, Daniel Bilodeau, Luis Borrero, Dina Brodsky, Charis Charmichael Brown, Diana Corvelle, Benjamin Craig, Cara DeAngelis, Michelle Doll, Daniel Doubrovkine, Heidi Elbers, Christian Fagerlund, Julien Gardair, Angela Gram, Nick Gebhart, Alonsa Guevara, Joshua Henderson, Justin Hopkins, Caitlin Hurd, Kieran Ingram, John Jacobsmeyer, Yunsung Jang, Marshall Jones, Alex Kanevsky, Kit King, Evan Kitson, Maria Kreyn, Shawn Krueger, Amber Lia-Kloppel, Tim Lowly, Daniel Maidman, Brian Mashburn, Anna Mogilevsky, Cory Morgenstein, Tun Myaing, Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund, Corey ‘Oda’ Popp, Kim Power, James Raczkowski, Matt Rota, Nicolas Sanchez, Denis Sarazhin, Victoria Selbach, Josh Suda, Maria Teicher, Emilio Villalba, Melanie Vote, John Wellington, Timothy Wilson and Miles Yoshida

Instagram Preview: @palettepainting_2016

Dina Brodsky is a contemporary realist miniaturist, painter and curator. She was educated at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the New York Academy of Art, where she received her MFA. She lives and works in New York City, and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Trek Lexington is an NYC based curator, writer and an international man of mystery

The Lodge Gallery, founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation.