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.

Michelle Bolinger - Small Sky

Michelle Bolinger. Small Sky. Oil and graphite on canvas panel, 2010. 8 x 10 in.

Michelle Bolinger - Black Sea

Michelle Bolinger. Black Sea. Oil and graphite on canvas panel, 2010. 10 x 8 in.

Emily Gherard’s new work involves tearing up old drawings and reassembling them into sculptural surfaces that hang on the wall like skins.

Emily Gherard - The Center Cannot Hold No. 2

Emily Gherard. The Center Cannot Hold No. 2. Acrylic and oil on paper mounted on canvas, 2010. 36 x 42 in.

Emily Gherard - Untitled

Emily Gherard. Untitled. Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 2010. 36 x 40 in.

The current exhibition runs through January 23.

 

~ by emilypothast on December 19, 2010.

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