The First Steps
Acrylic on canvas | 2022
Led by movement, Culver’s new collection of 11 works mirrors a contrast of flow and sharpness that has been evolving the artist’s life path. Stopping points of memory reflection and severing anything that blocks new growth, the contrasted two-tone pieces are a demand to pause and absorb. These pieces then lead into an abstract expressionist approach to unplanned flowing marks and shapes. For Culver, this marks an important turning point in trusting her process and allowing the experience of painting to lead itself with an automatic drawing hand. There is a cradling of gentle placement of marks and arbitrary liquid flows of paint. In full, these works are akin to trusting outcomes before a known direction.
24 x 30 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
Matisse-inspired artist Marleigh Culver’s gestural florals painting and prints have been featured in Architectural Digest, Domino, Vogue, Sight Unseen, T Magazine, and more. Her site specific external and interior murals can be seen at Google, and across the East Coast.
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