Her blending of abstraction and figuration heightens this tension between the optical and emotional, her brushstrokes coalescing into naturalistic forms before fracturing again and again. We feel air and light as it caresses skin, the ache of a certain pose, the weight of a body pressing into its seat. ––Frances Malcolm
In a time when images are produced, consumed, and discarded in quick succession, Ann Gale’s carefully studied, time-intensive portraits are a revelation. The energy and emotion that suffuse each work are a testament to her singular engagement with processes of seeing, the psychology of human interaction, and the physicality of her medium. Sifted through the alembic of Gale’s artistic talent, the world is presented to us as flickering chords of sensation and stillness that reverberate all the way to our core.
This 66-page, 22 color plate catalogue features Ann Gale's paintings created over the past fifteen years, printed on the occasion of her third solo exhibition at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, April 1–May 1, 2021.
Ann Gale was born in 1966 and earned her BFA from Rhode Island College and MFA from Yale University. In addition to exhibiting across North America, Gale is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, a Washington Arts Council Fellowship in 2006, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1996, among others. Her work can be found in the collections of the National Academy of Art and Design, New York; the Portland Museum of Art, Oregon; and the Tucson Museum of Art.
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