November 16 - December 24
Reception: Sat, Nov 19, 5 - 7 PM
HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday November 23 & 24. Open November 25, 12 – 4. Open November 26, 11 – 5. Open Christmas Eve, December 24, 11 – 3.
Hilary Taub approaches the figure from an abstract painter’s perspective. Her paintings are composed of subtle earth colors, painterly atmospheric passages and gracefully fluid markings. Taub has developed a personal style that effortlessly moves between abstraction and figuration, creating exquisite work that is refined, confident, and strikingly beautiful. Taub works and re-works images, allowing the final painting to emerge out of a controlled chaos. As she builds up multiple layers she will eventually arrive at a finished painting of perfect balance and harmony. Her finished (and often unfinished) figures pleasantly tease the observer’s eye, suggesting perhaps a pose or a gaze, but leaving final interpretation to the viewer.
Taub writes, “In my work I continue to explore the interplay of abstraction and figuration, painting and drawing, shape and line.
“Each piece begins with an earlier painting of mine, with a history. I use the old piece as ground for the new piece. I work from a live model and memory, merging what I see in front of me with what is on the paper. Initially there is chaos, but as I work the elements interact and a composition evolves. I am drawn to ambiguity, figures overlapping, lines defining and not defining, edges blurred. It is in this ambiguity where the viewer can find their own meanings.”