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Portico Capriccio

$ 2,000


Acrylic ink on cotton muslin, stitch-mounted on archival mat board | 2022

Gabrielle Teschner’s latest “Sculptures-That-Are-Flat” explore the significance of the lasting symbols of classical architecture and employ the polychromatic palette of Greco-Roman history. Whether columns or capitals, pedestals or a single stair, the sculptures isolate elements used in the building of larger structures. “Capriccio” or “architectural fantasy” references a style of Italian painting that emerged from renewed interest in Roman ruins in the mid-17th century, incorporating imagined archaeological and architectural juxtapositions.

The works are constructed of individual ink-painted planes of cotton muslin —compositions whose lines are seams, whose shapes are defined by confrontations of color.


18 x 18 inches


Stitch Pedestal Float: 22.5 x 22.5 x 2 inches


The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Size: 18 x 18 inches
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“All of this for me, all of the references to architecture and math and humidity, are a way to talk about being in the world. An affirmation of existence or the inability to do so.”
-Gabrielle Teschner
Gabrielle Teschner

About the Artist

Gabrielle Teschner

Teschner’s “Sculptures-That-Are-Flat” are composed of stitched, individually painted planes, using the symbolic language of architectural forms and of natural forces to demonstrate the expressive power of spatial relationships. Her work can be seen in various Soho Houses, The Goodtime Hotel (Miami), Facebook HQ (Meta), the De Young Museum, Booooooom, Sight Unseen, Elle, Coveteur, AnOther Magazine and The Good Trade.

Gabrielle Teschner


“Gabrielle Teschner's use of color and geometry is so soothing and balanced.”

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