New Paintings by Michelle Bolinger and Emily Gherard
This afternoon I attended the opening of a group show by three painters at Francine Seders Gallery. Two of the artists—Michelle Bolinger (currently based in Chicago) and Emily Gherard—were in the MFA program at the UW at the same time I was, so I’ve had a chance to see their work evolve over the past few years.
My favorite paintings of Michelle’s are small in scale and tend toward complete abstraction.
Emily Gherard’s new work involves tearing up old drawings and reassembling them into sculptural surfaces that hang on the wall like skins.
The current exhibition runs through January 23.