Acrylic ink on muslin | 2019
In these works, the form within the composition is intercepted by planes and lines that both construct the impression of an actual space and simultaneously eradicate that impression. Made both in LA and Virginia, Gabrielle meditates on the act of being “away” or “at home”, how the absence or presence of a ground suggests a fluctuating scale for the architectural elements found in her stitched works.
“I imagine that when I am home, I have a fixed shape and proportion in regard to my surroundings, and when I am away my scale fluctuates in relation to the place. I am seeking my shape, navigating my edges.”
While unsettling, there is a freedom.
15 x 17.25 inches
Floated: 19.5 x 21.75 x 1.25 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.”