Drive-By Projects is pleased to present Domestic Abstractions, an exhibition of paintings by Wendy Edwards and Michelle Grabner. Sharing a commitment to abstraction that evokes "the home," Edwards' layered tablecloth paintings and Grabner's small gingham panels come together in Drive-By's storefront space.
Wendy Edwards' recent paintings layer colorful, floral oilcloth, with veils of sheer brush strokes, and undulating painted netting. At once exotic and familial, these works bring to mind old-fashioned kitchens, as well as the jewel-like narratives of Persian miniatures.
Referencing textiles and crafts, Michelle Grabner's gingham paintings are Shaker-like in their clarity and straightforward use of materials. Though elemental in composition, Grabner's homey geometries evoke memories of aprons and apple pie.
Wendy Edwards is currently on sabbatical from her position as Department Chair and Professor of Art at Brown University. She has exhibited her work widely in the U.S. and abroad. Exhibitions of her work include Enticing Luminosity, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming), En La Red, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundacion Comillas, Spain, and Line Dancing, Islip Museum. Edwards has received the Salomon Research Award and Humanities Research Grants from Brown University.
Activist artist, critic, and teacher, Michelle Grabner is one of three curators selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial. She is a professor and Chair of the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Director of the innovative project spaces "The Suburban," Oak Park, Illinois and "The Poor Farm," at The Waupaca County Poor Farm, WI. Grabner's solo exhibition I Work From Home opens on November 1 at MOCA, Cleveland.
Thursday, October 24, 6-8PM
Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment.
Our Upcoming show, Domestic Abstraction, features work by Wendy Edwards and Michelle Grabner. The Opening Reception is Thursday, October 24 from 6-8pm.
Drive-By's annual holiday sale includes affordable work by gallery and guest artists.
Thursday, December 5, 6-8:30 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2-5 PM
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