Peter Clark, Cecil Touchon and James Verbicky Exhibition at Gilman Contemporary
Arts, Culture & Nature
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 (All day) to Sat, Apr 15, 2017 (All day)
Gilman Contemporary March Exhibition
March 1 - April 15, 2017
Gilman Contemporary presents, To the Letter: The Typographic Abstractions of Cecil Touchon.
This exhibition features eight of Touchon’s abstract paintings, which fuse drawing, painting and collage. Touchon‘s art stems from his interest in the modernist history of abstraction and his belief that languages, even letters themselves, are not relegated to purely functional roles. Following the principle of abstraction, his collage paintings deconstruct typography to create a new visual language. Cecil Touchon's work appears in the collections of several major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London.
The gallery will feature London based collage artist, Peter Clark’s newest cast of characters. Using a comprehensive collection of vintage papers, which are colored, patterned or textured by their printed, written or worn surfaces,Clark shades with density of print and creates substance and movement with lines plucked from old maps or manuscripts. Animals created from maps, labels and discarded tickets, or garments carefully crafted from gift wrapping, musical scores and love letters, Peter Clark has the rare ability to turn ordinary printed matter into exquisite works of art with character, beauty and wit.
Also viewing at the gallery, new paintings by James Verbicky. Verbicky is renowned for what he calls “media paintings”, large sculptural assemblages on wood panels layered with vintage advertisements of popular brands and imagery from foreign magazines bought in Paris then covered in resin.