Susan Jane Walp, Current Work on Paper

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is having an exhibition, Current Work on Paper, by Susan Jane Walp that may run from March 11 to April 15, 2023.
I had an interview with Susan Jane Walp in 2012 that you may learn from this hyperlink.
The Tibor de Nagy gallery press launch states,

“The artist is admired for her intimate (hardly ever bigger than a foot sq.), intensely noticed nonetheless life work. In distinction to her works on linen, the work on paper encourage extra spontaneity and improvisation within the dealing with of the paint. Not like the predetermined dimension of a stretched canvas, the open area of the sheet of paper additionally permits for the scale of the picture to be arrived at extra organically by the method of working. As in all of her work, the compositions are meticulously organized and noticed, however right here the outcomes have extra of an air of informal intimacy.

Like many still-life painters, Walp retains to a selected repertoire of objects, akin to a yellow glass bowl, Morandi-like vases, melons and grapefruit, that she paints again and again – usually in the exact same composition. This repetition is an important a part of the artist’s course of. Introduced right here within the present exhibition is a wonderful suite of work, Grapes I, Grapes II and Grapes III – all three work are of the identical topic, generally discovered inexperienced grapes sitting stem up in a grocery retailer container; they’re set on a hanging turquoise plinth in opposition to pale yellow backgrounds. These principally monochromatic work, exhibited collectively enable the shifts in tonalities and mark-making from portray to portray to function a car right into a meditative, introspective observe.

Susan Jane Walp graduated from Mount Holyoke Faculty and continued her research on the New York Studio College, Skowhegan, and the Brooklyn Faculty MFA Program. She has been the recipient of many awards for her work, together with a Guggenheim Fellowship.