Join us for an Artist Talk with Sally Gil on Saturday, October 16th, at 3:30pm. Gil will discuss her luscious, large scale collages currently on view at 571 Projects.
Working with collaged materials from a variety of print media, Gil’s abstract landscapes are documents of appropriation, re-contextualized through the filter of her intuitive practice. Drawn to archetypes and patterns, her work references the universe and instances of genesis.
On top of her collaged surface, Gil paints out large areas, in effect editing with black or white. Taking cues from the remaining fragments she draws repetitious details with ink and brush into patterns of her own devising. Here the mass-produced stands in for that which was traditionally considered women’s work: paper doilies and images of flowers reference handiwork and gardening. She works to deconstruct these elements thereby creating “a sort of logical truth”, the foundation for entirely new narratives.
A Vermont native, Gil received her BA from the University of California, San Diego and her MFA at Hunter College. She has been a Visiting Artist at UNC at Charlotte, The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and SUNY Potsdam. Her group shows include, The Brooklyn Museum, White Columns, The Rotunda Gallery, and Pierogi, and has had solo shows at the University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC), and The Dean Bergen Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).
Sally Gil: Works on Paper, will be on view September 9, 2010 through October 23, 2010 at 571 Projects, 551 West 21st Street, Unit 204A, New York City, 10011. 571 Projects is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm, and by appointment.