Polina Tereshina (b.1988 Chelyabinsk, Russia) is a Brooklyn-based artist working in painting and sculpture. She uses a wide range of vocabulary, from the language of zines and protest to that of abstract expressionism. Tereshina weaves together the discourse of the white cube with comic book humor, reflecting on canonical ideological constructs. By condensing binaries of representation, such as abstraction and gender, as well as other cultural tropes, she creates areas of openness where these categories begin to lose their assertive power. Sundry references to art history and geography swim in a sea of loose brush marks where archetypes are untethered from the frameworks they rely on to exist. Tereshina creates arrangements where each object is a concrete proposition: social, political, and imaginary, creating a constellation of varying ideas that forms an overall conceptual gestalt.