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
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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.”