Moody Gallery presents Gael Stack: "Untitled (Tinies)" opening reception
Moody Gallery will host an exhibition of new work by Gael Stack. "Untitled (Tinies)" features sixteen new oil paintings on paper.
An artist whose work evokes both memory and the "gaps, sinkholes, and other chasms" found in our experiences, Gael Stack is one of the most accomplished American painters working today. Her work uses fragments of words and images, often layered over one another like a palimpsest, to create a visual language which explores the past's implacable hold on the present, and with what is unknown and unspoken occasionally poking through.
In 2011 the University of Texas Press published Gael Stack, the first retrospective monograph on the artist's career, which has spanned four decades. Included are essays by Raphael Rubinstein and Alison de Lima Greene. Rubinstein likens her paintings to Freud's "mystic writing-pad," a surface layer that can be endlessly written upon, erased, and refilled, while the underlying tablet retains traces of all that has been written - an apt metaphor for the workings of perception and memory.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 13.