GRACE GRAUPE PILLARD
Oil on canvas, 62 x 90 inches, 2013
February 20 – April 03, 2015
Friday, February 20, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Carl Hammer Gallery welcomes back Grace
Graupe Pillard for her second one person showing here.
In Blast Wave, the
artist skillfully combines elements of both beauty and horror into
her paintings. Images
that have been scavenged out of newsprint photos are transformed
into large scale, frighteningly powerful, minimally recognizable
abstractions of forces both terrible and glorious in their
beholding. When closely
approaching the work, Graupe Pillard’s paintings seductively combine
color, shapes and forms, bringing all elements together as a
camouflage or a jigsaw puzzle abstraction. Yet, stepping away, with
all the pixels falling into place, we focus, instead, on a tragic
and terrible scene of power out of control, destructively
threatening, yet so beautiful.
There is a perception of evil here, a personification
combined with the artist’s painterly adroitness, equating to one’s
encounter of a raging fire devouring a building or an immense stand
of trees. At the same
time while recognizing its devastation, one cannot avoid admitting
to its beauty.
from the Exhibition:
IRENE HARDWICKE OLIVIERI
Collection for Zopilote
April 10 – May 16, 2015
Friday, April 10, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 11, 2:00 P.M.
Oil on panel, 46 x 46 inches, 2015
Irene Hardwicke Olivieri’s idiosyncratic, curiously complex
paintings explore the subterranean aspects of life—love and
relationships, secrets and obsessions—all the while opening
a window to the mysterious workshop of nature.
A Collection for Zopilote
presents a lively array of the artist’s work: new paintings
joining together with earlier work in a vibrant salon style
Having lived off the grid for the past ten years in
the high desert of Oregon embedded in nature, the artist
will be creating an installation capturing the essence of
her western working environment.
Closer to Wildness,
a new book of Irene’s paintings, will be available.
from the Exhibition
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