TAPPAN is pleased to present EDGE OUT, an exhibition featuring new works by Gabrielle Teschner, Michael Wall, and Brant Ritter opening Friday, February 23rd from 6-9pm.
While the artists work in a variety of mediums and across continents, EDGE OUT, brings together one shared interest between the three artists, described by artist Gabrielle Teschner, “Edges hold important interest for each of us, whether created by seams, a painted line, or a crosscut sheet of plywood. These edges determine boundaries; containing and defining the formal elements within our work."
Gabrielle Teschner, in residence from Richmond, VA, stitches painted fabric to construct architectural forms on a flat plane. Teschner will present works concerning the measurement of passing time, mathematics, and the sea, alongside her newest works made in Los Angeles. Employing architectural components into her carefully crafted
works, Teschner questions and explores the edifice of accumulated knowledge, incorporating icons that become themes for an examination of structural authority in both building construction and rigid ideologies.
This exhibition will also feature works from Gabielle Teschner's "Intergravissimas Day" series. Directly translating to "among the gravest”, this phrase refers to the declaration in 1582 to remove 10 days from the Gregorian calendar. The 10 works serve as monuments to each of the ten days removed, while the series as a whole reflects on the
abstract destruction of something real and tangible.
Brant Ritter’s work explores the themes of material, form, and space. His practice extends beyond drawings and sculpture to built environments, large-scale installation and contemporary furniture. Recontectualizing found materials from his shop practice, the artist assembles simple relational constructs. 'Perfect is the enemy of the good',
Ritter’s newest group of drawings, furthers the artist’s investigation into the relationship of forms and materials. Consciously negating previous modes of art-making, Ritter is embracing a more fluid aesthetic in which he responds to contemporaneous cues that arise during the making rather than executing a predetermined plan. Subtle shifts in positioning, as well as misaligned patterns, within the constructs, collide with preconceived expectations. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, where he has also founded his own design company.
Currently in residency from London, Michael Wall will exhibit new works on panel and paper. Wall's practice embraces minimalism and craftsmanship by exploring a vast range of printing, painting and sculpture techniques. Influenced by Neo-Geo, Abstract Expressionism and Modernist Sculpture. Wall’s work uses subtle texture to addresses scale, form and color in ambiguous yet approachable compositions.
For further information please contact Tappan at [email protected].