The Curator Gallery is pleased to present Paper, a group show of works on paper. Exhibited artists are Michael Canning, Clint Fulkerson, Bill Hall, Darryl Hudak, Jean Luc Le Balp, and Lisa Pressman who have previously exhibited at The Curator Gallery, as well as Veronique Gambier and Sally Gil. Five works on paper by Marc Chagall are featured. The exhibition runs from September 8 through October 29.
The artworks displayed in Paper comprise a wide range of techniques from the printmaking processes of aquatint and intaglio to collage to ink, pastel, acrylic, and oil on paper.
Michael Canning is an Irish printmaker who specializes in botanical carborundum prints. His works are published by Stony Road Press in Dublin and were first displayed at The Curator Gallery in 2015’s print show Enchanted Landscapes.
Maine artist Clint Fulkerson uses gouache, ink and pencil to make patterned drawings, following a set of self-implemented rules. As a result of his participation in the gallery’s first show, Second Nature, Clint was commissioned to create an installation at Facebook’s New York headquarters.
Veronique Gambier’s Aperture series, featured in this show, uses saturated color to capture single, yet multi-faceted moments as they unfold. She says, “My entire body, arm, hand and brush flow in a continuous motion to produce a direct mark.” Born in France, Veronique is now based in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn-based collage artist Sally Gil layers paper from various print media to create complex utopian landscapes.
Printmaker Bill Hall made his debut at The Curator Gallery in 2014 and returned in 2015’s print exhibition. As the former master printer and studio director at Pace Editions, Bill collaborated with a host of acclaimed painters and sculptors including Jim Dine and Chuck Close. He is now a full-time artist in Arden, N.C.
Darryl Hudak uses pigment, various types of paper, and other mixed media to create collage, which he sees as snapshots of moments in time that quickly come and go. His work is informed by his career experiences in industrial, graphic, and furniture design as well as his role as creative director for various fashion brands.
Jean Luc Le Balp is an etcher from Brittany, France who made his debut at The Curator Gallery in 2014’s print exhibition and whose work is characterized by his use of bold color and texture.
Lisa Pressman’s encaustic paintings have been exhibited at The Curator Gallery in three previous shows. Her oils on paper explore the same idea as her encaustics that personal recollections can build or decompose over time.
The show’s five Marc Chagall pieces offer a quintessential example of the modern history of works on paper. The works exhibited display Chagall’s most common motifs of lovers, animals, the flower bouquet, and the artist as model.
The Curator Gallery is a fine art gallery in Chelsea founded and underwritten by Ann S. Moore, the retired Chairman and CEO of Time Inc. The gallery’s mission is to give exposure to hardworking artists, as well as educate and expand the pool of serious, engaged collectors. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 6.
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