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Variation_20no
Variations No. 1 , 2007 Acrylic, Graphite, Gel Medium on Dropcloth Over Wood Panel 21 X 21 in © Courtesy of Kim Foster Gallery
Variations

529 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
January 5th, 2008 - February 2nd, 2008
Opening: January 5th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION
The process of making a painting and the use of untraditional materials has always been the driving force in Wolfe’s work. In these most recent paintings he is applying cotton drop cloths that you would find at any building materials store to panels of wood. The porous quality and imperfections of the drop cloths is what draws Wolfe to this material. As each piece begins to evolve, cutting and patching also takes place until the final statement is realized. Visual elements of Islamic Art, museum artifacts, and the quilts by the women of Gee’s Bend continue to be important sources for these paintings. Wolfe’s imagery combines the patchwork aspects of quilt making, and the fragmentary nature of Greek and Roman museum displays with the fluid, interwoven nature of Islamic art.