A.G.G. W.O.P.

Annie Attridge, Allison Gildersleeve, Angelina Gualdoni, Todd Kelly, Rebecca Morgan

July 17 – August 16, 2013

Rebecca Morgan

Grizzly Man, 2013

Ink on paper

7.75” x 8”

Rebecca Morgan

Man of the Mountain, 2013

Ink on paper

8” x 8”

Rebecca Morgan

Model, 2013

Ink on paper

8” x 8”

Rebecca Morgan

Model, 2013

Ink on paper

8” x 7.75”

Rebecca Morgan

Saratoga Self-Portrait with Katrina Trask’s Roses, 2013

Ink and watercolor on paper

10” x 8.5”

Rebecca Morgan

Bumpkin Portrait (Portrait 1), 2013

Ink and watercolor on paper

8” x 6”

Rebecca Morgan

Yaddo Sunset Self-Portrait, 2013

Ink and watercolor on paper

9” x 6.25”

Untitled 3

Untitled 3, 2013

Collage on paper

11" x 8.5"

Untitled 5

Untitled 5, 2013

Collage on paper

10.75" x 8”

Untitled 1

Untitled 1, 2013

Collage on paper

7.5” x 11”

Annie Attridge

Night is the Flame, 2012
Etching with Aquatint on German etch paper

Paper: 16.5” x 12.5”

Plate: 5” x 4”

Edition 1/30 +5 AP

Annie Attridge

Untitled, 2012

Etching with chine-colle

Paper: 15” x 11”

Plate: 4” x 5.25”

Unique print

Collage

Collage, 2013

Ink, acrylic, collage on paper

12" x 12"

Treehouse Ladder

Treehouse Ladder, 2013

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 12"

Allison Gildersleeve

Blueberry Picking, 2013

Ink, acrylic, collage on paper

12" x 12"

Pafford Field Study

Pafford Field Study, 2013

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 12"

Allison Gildersleeve

Black and White Forest, 2013

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 12"

Toppled Stick

Toppled Stick, 2013

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 12"

Linger Park

Linger Park, 2012

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 16"

Lake Reflection

Lake Reflection, 2012

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 16"

Red Cottage Black Chairs

Red Cottage Black Chairs, 2012

Ink and acrylic on paper

12" x 16"

Untitled

Untitled, 2013

Ink and acrylic on paper

11" x 14"

Stairs and Bare Birches

Stairs and Bare Birches, 2013

Ink, acrylic, collage on paper

9" x 12"

Todd Kelly

TK39 29, 2012

Colored pencil on paper

12” x 9”

Todd Kelly

TK39 02, 2012

Colored pencil on paper

12” x 9”

Todd Kelly

Stripe Drawing 12, 2013

Colored pencil on paper

12” x 9”

Todd Kelly

Stripe Drawing 40, 2013

Colored pencil on paper

12” x 9”

Annie Attridge

Boobie Snuggle, 2012

Monoprint from Ellam’s box, oil based relief ink on archival paper

10” x 4”

Edition of 14 + 3AP

Annie Attridge

You be my Sky Above, 2012

Etching on German etch paper

Paper: 16.5” x 12.5”

Plate: 5.5” x 6.5”

Edition 2/30 + 5AP

Press Release

Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present A.G.G. W.O.P., an exhibition of works on paper by Annie Attridge, Allison Gildersleeve, Angelina Gualdoni, Todd Kelly, and Rebecca Morgan. Each of these gallery artists works primarily in other media or scale, and the diverse bodies of work in A.G.G. W.O.P. represent a parallel practice.

Todd Kelly’s paintings, while visually eclectic in style, emanate from a deceptively organized premise. His works on paper are even more methodically serial in nature. Kelly’s striped colored-pencil drawings started as a goal of completing forty drawings before the artist turned forty. The project embraces a more contemplative process, taking into account variation in color and irregularity, and includes the pleasure of arranging and rearranging the single pieces to form a vibrating grid.

Angelina Gualdoni’s method of staining, pouring and painting forces a long-term exploration and commitment into her process. Her collages involve speed, experimentation and risk-taking, paving the way for her larger-scale paintings. Incorporating found images and the artist’s own photos, Gualdoni engages with photography via cutting and easy reproduction, adding even great speed and flexibility to the creative process.

Allison Gildersleeve’s ink and acrylic drawings are constructed similarly to her prints: she composes layers of elements of a landscape in one color, so that the end result is like a patchwork or web. As the disparate layers are compressed into one, an unpredictable image results. The process allows what sits solidly in space to vibrate with alternate meanings.

Rebecca Morgan creates diaristic self-portraits and quick caricatures that exemplify discomfort, agitation, and alternating comfort and conflict of the rural countryside she inhabits. A sense of a transitional state between wild and contained, unkempt and refined, and grotesque and prettified is shown in both the stylistic leaps and depicted traits of her characters. The quick and confidently awkward lines of her daily practice act as a conceptual background under the painstakingly finished surfaces of her paintings.

Annie Attridge’s small and delicate etchings and chine-colles have a pronounced interest in geometry and repetition, and the finely detailed lines are a departure from both her velvety charcoal drawings and her exquisitely crafted porcelain and wood sculptures. Seeking a structure and tightness in the smaller works, Attridge shows the range of emotion and form that her themes can embrace.