Meg Lipke + Erika Ranee
September 12 - October 31
Erika Ranee, Loose Threads. Ink, crayon, and oil stick on paper, mounted on panel. 12 x 12 inches.
Meg Lipke, Table for E.M. Fabric dye and beeswax on muslin. 24 x 18 x 8 inches.
Named for the song written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals, later covered by the Specials, Pressure Drop is a two woman show of new work by long-time friends and colleagues Meg Lipke and Erika Ranee. New and poetic and even radical methods of connection are emerging every day of 2020, and we think it is a perfect time to highlight the visual dialog that occurs when Lipke and Ranee's works are hung side by side.
Meg Lipke lives and works in Hudson New York and Brooklyn. She received her MFA from Cornell University and has taught at the University of Northern Iowa, Cornell University, and the Pratt Institute. She has shown extensively in New York, Los Angeles and abroad including shows at Jeff Bailey Gallery, LMAK, and September, and she has been working with this gallery since 2018. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, the Village Voice, and the New York Times among many other publications.
Erika Ranee lives and works in New York. She received her MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Painting and has attended the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) seminar program at the Bronx Museum, as well as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was an AIRspace resident at Abrons Arts Center, 2009/10, and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 2011/12. Her work has been exhibited widely in New York and beyond, including at the Bronx Museum, Leslie Heller Gallery, Freight + Volume, and TSA. Her work has been mentioned in several publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Artforum.