September 18 - October 23, 2021
Opening Reception in the garden, September 18 5-7
*masks required in gallery
For his first solo show with the gallery, New Jersey artist David Ambrose has created a stunning group of paintings on paper. Building on imagery gleaned from Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals, or patterns of lace, careful and complex mark making is combine with an extravagant color palette. Before the paint is applied, Ambrose pierces the paper with a needle thousands of times, creating a meticulous and systematic topography in a process that mimics the handwork of his tailor ancestors.
Interior also includes two small paintings on lace that revisit Ambrose's earlier investigations of the relationship between textile, architectural and organic structures.
David Ambrose lives and works in Bound Brook NJ. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and had a mid-career retrospective at the New Jersey State Museum in 2016. His works are in public and private collections including the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Jersey City Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, and the Noyes Museum of Art. He has taught at FIT, Pratt, and Parsons, and is a regular critic for WhiteHot Magazine, where he has written about artworks across eras including Elizabeth Murray at CANADA, Michelangelo at the Met, Giacometti at the Guggenheim, Neil Welliver at Tibor de Nagy, and many others.
Image is "Blue Interior," 2021. Watercolor, gouache, acrylagouache, and crayon on pierced Arches paper, mounted on panel. 16.25 x 12 inches.
Checklist of works available here.