On December 15th, E dward Thorp Gallery will inaugurate its new Chelsea space with an exhibit, “REGROUPING,” comprising of newly completed work by gallery affiliated artists, severa l of whom will have solo shows in the coming year. This first exhibition will highli ght the program for the season and the continuing direction of the gallery.
Each artist will introduce two pieces. Works presented will include paintings utilizing a diverse variety of s cale, material and support. From expressive tactile figuration to cool geometric abstra ction, images range from colorful spatial conundrums to the politically charged to f antastical animalistic forms. Th e works of Matthew Blackwell, Judith Simonian, Chuc k Webster, Jenifer Kobylarz, Shawn Spencer, June Leaf, Sarah Gamble, and Neil Fa rber are featured in tandem with Markus Baenziger, who will exhibit his most recen t, meticulously fabricated, sculpture; Edward Finnegan’s and Sarah Faux’s torn, collaged works on paper; and Mark DeLong’s recently completed densely woven, stitch ed, cardboard constructions.
After sixteen years in i ts original Chelsea location, “REGROUPING” will mark a new chapter for Edward T horp Gallery and its artists. The change of architectural context will create opportuni ties and possibilities in which to explore new orientations in their work.