Aglaé Bassens’ (b. 1986, Belgium; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) paintings retain the quality of a snapshot of objects that are crumpled, discarded, or on the brink of collapse: a broken, half-opened umbrella; a dropped cigarette still glowing; languishing roses drooped over in their vase. This past year while being separated from many sources of her inspiration, Bassens mined images from a newly transformed locale, the overlooked became both entrancing and precious. Motifs in her work reflect Bassens’ own personal memories, experiences, and feelings. Reflecting life’s constant shift of time, love, and loss, her paintings memorialize what’s been left behind while also anticipating the new.