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Hilary Taub
February 5 March 8, 2014

 


New Work

These pieces grew out of a lifetime of figure drawing and a love of abstraction; a joy of pushing paint around a canvas and the appreciation of the elegance of a charcoal line; the beauty of shapes against open space. They are an interplay, a back and forth, a conversation, a dialogue.

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. This is where the conversation begins. The elements speak to each other, layering, interacting, and merging. As I proceed a line speaks to a color and one shape combines with another. Slowly out of the multiple elements a composition shows itself and the dialogue forms.

 

Behind Me, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29”
Behind Me, 2013,
acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29

 
     
   

Residual, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29”
Residual, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29

In Tre, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29”
In Tre,
2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29

   

Embrace, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 11 x 7”
Embrace, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 11 x 7

Undressing I, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 11 x 7”
Undressing I,
2013,
acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 11 x 7

 

2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29"
Intertwined, 2013, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 43 x 29"

 

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