Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to present ¡Lotería!, the gallery's third solo exhibition of works by Martha Clippinger. Located at 529 W 20th Street, 6th floor. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday,11:00am-6:00pm. The exhibition will run from October 20- December 3. 2016, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 20th.
In ¡Lotería!, Clippinger presents recent painted wood constructions and mixed-media collages where color. geometry, and texture are all constants. The title of the exhibition takes its name from La Lotería, a Mexican game of chance played on a gridded game board, is reflected in the broadside for the exhibition, which includes an essay by Stephanie Buhmann.
Clippinger embraces a variety of materials and continues to produce works that blur the line between painting and sculpture. After spending the majority of 2014, living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico through the support of a Fulbright grant. Clippinger's recent works reflect encounters with the textiles, architecture. and light of the region.
As Buhmann notes in her essay for ¡Lotería!
“Intuitive, experimental, and flexible, Clippinger is an artist who allows herself to make unexpected discoveries and to let her materials guide some of her decision-making process. Nevertheless. it is the grid that serves as stabilizing agent; it is from where Clippinger's constructed. painted and woven forms grow and against what they lean. The dichotomy of improvisation and structure marks the core of Clippinger's oeuvre."
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Martha Clippinger received a BA from Fordham University and an MFA from Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University. She has been a fellow at the Sam and Adele Golden Art Foundation. MacDowell Colony. Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Clippinger has received numerous grants and awards, including a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award and a 2013 Fulbright-Garcia Robles research grant completed in Oaxaca. Mexico. Recent exhibitions include: Fleisher-Ollman Gallery. Philadelphia, PA: c2c Project Space, San Francisco, CA: Artspace, Raleigh, NC; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Minus Space. and others in New York. Her work is included in several public collections including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. Capital One Corporate Collection, Richmond, VA, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Her work has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and The Huffington Post. She is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery and lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.
For further information please contact Miles Manning at 212 463 9666.