GALERIE GRIS / SUSAN WANKLYN
OCTOBER 27TH – DECEMBER 10TH, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Galerie Gris is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Susan Wanklyn. The works range in size from 34 x 36 inches to 9 x 12 inches and are casein on wood panel, included are a series of gouache and casein drawings on paper titled ‘Plant Life’. In this body of work that Wanklyn refers to as “Cookie Cutter” paintings, the spontaneous, the casual, and the ephemeral of finding such ‘ready made’ shapes (sometimes inspired by appliquéd fabric and clothing) inhabit a spirited world of nonobjective charm. Within these intuitive compositions there is an adept placement of forms, sometimes the shapes behave as space, sometimes as things. The shapes are freed from the ground and placed so that they have a definitive relationship to the space around them. With color and tonality the shapes always find their own space, demanding a separateness while maintaining a focus on the relationship between shape, form and color. In these paintings Wanklyn creates space for the imagination, clearly eluding a distinctive narrative. The idea of painting as a means to an emotional and spiritual end with subtle fluctuation between the meditative, decorative and familial resemblances creates lyrical work of visual serenity, joyful paintings.
Galerie Gris/ 621 Warren Street, Hudson New York 518.828.1677
GALERIE GRIS / LISA CORINNE DAVIS
SEPTEMBER 1ST – OCTOBER 8TH, 2017
ARTIST’S RECEPTION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Galerie Gris is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Corinne Davis.
Occupying a point somewhere between abstraction and figuration, cartooning and cartography, Davis’s paintings explore themes of racial, social and psychological identity. Her carefully articulated images are oddly familiar, but essentially ephemeral, visually resonant but also deliberately enigmatic so as to elude any fixed meaning. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards including, the NEA, NYFA and Tiffany Foundation grants and is a
contributor to the Brooklyn Rail and Art Critical. She serves as Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York.
GALERIE GRIS / CYNTHIA CARLSON
JUNE 8TH – JULY 24TH, 2017
Galerie Gris is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Cynthia Carlson. Inspired by Roman baroque ceiling paintings and their illusionistic possibilities, these new paintings maintain a formalistic approach where the more structured, more pictorial side of the work meets the more chaotic and eccentric. The individual paintings are shaped canvases constructed of multiple canvases assembled to create one unified piece. Each has their own motif or symbol, but also functions as part of the larger image. These irregular shaped canvases sometimes form negative spaces, a ‘keyhole’ shape, which makes the exterior edges respond to the energetic rhythms of elements pictured within and also questions the boundaries between painting and sculpture. The color is both physical and ephemeral creating a playful exuberance in these canvases that seem to evolve into shaped rectangular archipelagos or clusters intersecting with unknown consequences.
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