Gray Contemporary presents Deb Covell: Real Lines opening reception
Deb Covell's practice is concerned with bringing a form into being by exploring the material and conceptual potential of paint. She uses an extremely reductive methodology which attempts to bring her paintings into a quiet, contemplative arena, free from visual noise, mimicry and pictorial illusion and retain only what is absolute and essential. Covell’s formal vocabulary references high modernism with its cool, poised, elegant language but this is quickly differentiated by an autobiographical and an emotive reflex which runs through all of her work.
Behind the apparent visual simplicity of her work there is a lengthy and rigorous process involved which is characterized by scrutiny and alteration. Each piece reveals some of the physical and cerebral actions and decisions that have taken place throughout the making process and is made evident by the residual clues left behind. Throughout this process each step is constantly reconfigured and refined until the paintings reach an autonomous independence and operate solely on their own terms.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 13.