303 Gallery presents our third solo exhibition of new paintings by Maureen Gallace.
Maureen Gallace’s oil paintings depict reductive landscapes that often contain domestic dwellings. These small-scale paintings are constructed with lush planes and touches of paint employing both minimal and representational devices. The images in Gallace’s work are best described as recognizable - it is the memory of a place, not the place itself, that is her subject. Although Gallace’s images are almost never figurative, the architectural elements in her work tend to take on the presence of family and home.
In “Down the Street from my Brother’s House”, shades of white cover the hillsides, treetops and frosted buildings as they stand against a pale morning sky. In the foreground of this work, two pairs of damp gray strokes sever the composition. The rectangular forms on her panels and canvases use the language of “soft-edge” geometry to deconstruct the perspectives in her implied narratives.
Maureen Gallace currently has an exhibition on view at Maureen Paley, Interim Art in London through March 9th and her one-person show at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas opens April 16, 2003. In 2002 her work was included in a show at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin curated by William McKeown. In 2001 Gallace had a one-person show at the Fukui City Art Museum, Japan and previous one-person shows include the Museum Schloss-Hardenberg in Velbert, Germany in 1996. Gallace’s paintings are included in the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.