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Exhibition - Edge Out

Exhibition

EDGE OUT | An exhibition of new works by Michael WallGabrielle Teschner and Brant Ritter:

 

Currently in residence at Tappan’s Los Angeles studios, London based Michael Wall and Richmond, Virginia-based Gabrielle Teschner join Los Angeles native Brant Ritter to showcase a selection of recent works.

 

The artists collaboratively arrived at the exhibition title “EDGE OUT”, based on a shared fascination with bold lines, ambiguous edges and intersecting planes across a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture and installation work. Best described by artist Gabrielle Teschner, “Edges hold important interest for each of us, whether created by seams, a painted line, or a crosscut sheet of plywood. These edges determine boundaries; containing and defining the formal elements within our work."

 

Employing architectural components into her carefully crafted works, Teschner questions and explores the edifice of accumulated knowledge, incorporating icons that become themes for an examination of structural authority in both building construction and rigid ideologies.

 

In this exhibition, Teschner presents a large scale sewn canvas work, Seawall, addressing the measurement of passing time, mathematics, and the sea, alongside more recent works sewn in crimson and shades of grey. 

 

Working across a variety of mediums including drawing, sculpture, built environments, large scale installation and contemporary furniture, Brant Ritter re-contextualizes found materials from his shop practice to assemble simple relational constructs exploring  themes of material, form, and space.

 

Gabrielle Teschner says

“Edges hold important interest for each of us, whether created by seams, a painted line, or a crosscut sheet of plywood. These edges determine boundaries; containing and defining the formal elements within our work."

 

 

 

Michael Wall's practice embraces minimalism and craftsmanship by exploring a vast range of printing, painting and sculpture techniques and is influenced by Neo-Geo, Abstract Expressionism and Modernist Sculpture. Wall’s work uses subtle texture to address scale, form and color in ambiguous yet approachable compositions. Wall’s most recent pigment on panel works explore new hues of brilliant green against stark white, an extended and more advanced investigation into ambiguous symmetry and adjoined forms. The pieces further exemplify engagement between materials and his unique environment, here resulting in a more stucco-like texture than previous powder finish works.

 

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