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Mini Series, Part One: Background
Featuring Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell and Angelina Gualdoni

Opening reception, Friday, November 4, 2016. 6 - 9pm
November 4 thru November 27

After the conclusion of its first season at the Sugar Shack, Chapel Hill’s LOG (Low Occupancy Gallery) presents Background, Part One of a Mini Series at Lump in Raleigh, NC. Background features works by Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell and Angelina Gualdoni.

Before the scene can be developed, the background must first exist. Physical movements, screen progressions and gestures toward transitional realms, possess the partitioned space. Split between body and perception, the works included in Background are presented as if on a set. The background is not the beginning but a point in which to move forward while holding intentions to look back. In this moment, the scene’s development is arrested. One work is frozen in frame; another, the frames are layered; the other, frames are in constant construction. Presented within a still set, each work captures a succession of movements through time and body. We wait for what could come next.

Angelina Gualdoni's works on canvas take the patterns, interiors and abstraction as their main focus, locating the rhythm of the everyday sublime in the language of color field painting. Often staining both sides of the canvas, her paintings operate as fluid scrims between still life, color field and pattern and decoration. Gualdoni's paintings have been the subject of solo and group shows nationally and internationally at the Queens Museum, NY, St. Louis Art Museum, MO, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, the Museum de Paviljoens, Netherlands, and the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY. Her work resides in the Saatchi Collection, as well as the MCA, Chicago, and the Nerman Museum, Kansas City. She has been the beneficiary of several grants and fellowships, including Artadia, Pollock-Krasner, NYFA (2008, 2015), and has attended residencies at MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, International Studio and Curatorial Program, and Chateau La Napoule. Gualdoni received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, her MFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She resides and works Brooklyn and is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York. Gualdoni is one of 11 co-curators at an artist-run exhibition space Regina Rex, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.