To Enter Kindly Havens
Photoreproduction print on heavyweight off-white paper | 2022
This is Gabrielle Teschner’s first print offering of her “Sculpture-That-Are-Flat” at Tappan. The collection explores the artist’s continued fascination with edges and three dimensionality. Teschner’s editions on paper highlight the intricacies and imperfections of her original materials; creases, folds, tears, threads and frayed edges are purposefully left visible to create a sense of delicate tension.
“To Enter Kindly Havens” draws on Teschner’s interests in both the lush palette of the tropics and the polychromatic palette of Greco-Roman history, linking the symbols of classical architecture to their botanical origins. Whether columns or capitals, pedestals or a single stair, the sculptures isolate elements used in the building of larger structures.
The original works are constructed of individual ink-painted planes of cotton muslin — compositions whose lines are seams, whose shapes are defined by confrontations of color.
17 x 11 inches
Floated: 21.5 x 15.5 x 1.5 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.”