MAUREEN GALLACE AT MAUREEN PALEY, LONDON
Maureen Paley presents the third solo exhibition at the gallery by Maureen Gallace. The group of new paintings Gallace has selected for the show depict carefully adjusted visions of the houses and landscapes that she has visited and reimagined as a subject over many years. Focusing her attention on specific aspects of the weather, the beach shore, architectural details and plants that grow in these areas - Gallace’s oil paintings are realized with wet-on-wet brushwork into formal compositions and completed on small wooden panels.
‘Gallace’s filtering of detail doesn’t follow an Impressionist’s logic of light and distance; it’s a product of her own compelling algorithm… While many artists devote a lifetime to the potentially breathtaking project of minor variation within sharp constraints, the enduring, unpinpointable coolness of Gallace’s work always makes one wonder if there is not an element of durational performance in her persistence.’ - Fateman, Johanna. artforum.com, September 2015.
'Besides suggesting kinships to Edward Hopper’s scenes of solitude and the meditative still-lifes of the Italian modern master Giorgio Morandi, Gallace’s way of painting—it hardly seems a style—has affinities with a New York tradition of painterly realism that was developed in the nineteen-fifties by Fairfield Porter…’ - Schjeldahl, Peter. America At The Edges, The New Yorker , October 19, 2015.
Maureen Paley, London
Through November 20