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ANOTHER WAY IN


TABLE OF CONTENTS

foreword essays sally gil: excavating the present_by julie h. reiss making it up: rebekah goldstein_by maria porges

works artist bios


Sally Gil & Rebekah Goldstein: Another Way In is published to accompany an exhibition at Geary Gallery, New York, from January 8 to February 7, 2015.

Artworks Š Sally Gil and Rebekah Goldstein Essays by Julie Reiss and Maria Porges Photography by Bill Orcutt Graphic Design by Shuya Gong

Exhibition hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12-6PM Monday by appointment only

Jack Geary Gallery 185 Varick St New York, NY 10014 www.jackgearycontemporary.com


FOREWORD

We are privileged to present Sally Gil and Rebekah Goldstein: Another Way In. The two women artists, from opposite coasts of Brooklyn and San Francisco, are presented as small solo shows within the gallery. Though the two artists’ works are unrelated and the artists work in vastly different ways, they both inspire an intense engagement with their art in order to discover many layers of influence and imagery that slowly reveal and provide windows into their mesmerizing created worlds. Improvisation and happy accidents are embraced by both artists; and through their deep knowledge with their materials and openness to experimentation, the artists take collage, painting and works on paper beyond their 2-D status to a multi-dimensional realm of wonder. In Rebekah Goldstein’s paintings, both large scale and compact, one gets the sense of structures and spaces that are held together by their own internal logic. Through layered applications of paint, Goldstein investigates relationships between forms, planes of color, materiality, and gesture. Overriding the abstract-representational binary, her works employ paint in various thicknesses and white space to illustrate spaces suggestively real yet not fully literal. One can navigate these areas without ever needing to fully settle in. Sally Gil’s work, carefully constructed through cut out images of found objects, like old encyclopedias and catalogues combined with her own drawings and paintings, create what seem like maps to other worlds - to places with a hint of magic. Often starting with black paper mache, the built up and textured works contain fantasy images alongside iconic historical references, connected through recurring patterns. The artist plays a cat and mouse game, hiding and then peeling back layers to rediscover things, in the process of creating the works. We are thrilled that Sally Gil is for the first time activating the gallery’s project space with a living mural-like work that will evolve throughout the exhibition and invite the public to witness its creation. Our deepest appreciation to the artists for sharing their powerful works and to the writers, Julie Reiss and Maria Porges who contributed such thoughtful essays for the catalogue.

Dolly Bross Geary and Jack Geary


Sally Gil: Excavating the Present Julie H. Reiss


Making It Up: Rebekah Goldstein Maria Porges


WORKS sally gil


A Way In, 2012-14 Collage, Acrylic, Casein, and Housepaint on Panel 17.5X 17.5


Indigenous Mass, 2012-14 Collage, Acrylic, Casein, and Housepaint on Paper 42X42


Training at Paren, 2012-14 Collage, Acrylic, Casein, and Housepaint on Paper 12X16


A Rowboat A Canoe, 2012-14 Collage, Acrylic, Casein, and Housepaint on Paper 10X28


Two Stellar Women, 2013-15 Collage, Acrylic, Casein, and Housepaint on Paper 58X60


Galaxy, 2012-14 Collage, Acrylic, Casein, and Housepaint on Paper 30X85


WORKS rebekah goldstein


Vase Face, 2014 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 65X52


I Wouldn’t Be Surprised, 2014 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 65X52


Untitled Watercolor and gouache on paper 6x8


Untitled Watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and color pencil on paper 5X7


Untitled Watercolor, acrylic, and gouache on paper 6X8


Untitled Acrylic and gouache on paper 5.5X9


Untitled Acrylic, gouache, and color pencil on paper 7.5X11.5


Untitled Acrylic, gouache, and color pencil on paper 5.5X7.5


Untitled Watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and color pencil on paper 9X11


Untitled Watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and color pencil on paper 7.5X11


Untitled Watercolor, acrylic, and gouache on paper 8X11.5


Untitled Acrylic and gouache on paper 7X11


Untitled Acrylic, gouache, and color pencil on paper 5X7


Untitled Watercolor, acrylic, and gouache on paper 5.5X7


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Sally Gil,

based in Brooklyn, received her BA

from UC at San Diego and her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. She has had solo exhibitions at 571 Projects, NY (2010), University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2009), and Dean Bergen Gallery, NYC (2007). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum, NY (1997); Art in Embassies (2013), and White Columns, NYC (1999), among other venues. The artist was a Fellow at Apexart (2013) and a Visiting Artist at University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2010). A selection of her work is held in The Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, NYC.


Rebekah

Goldstein

currently

resides in San Francisco and received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, NY, and her MFA from California College of The Arts, San Francisco. She is represented by CULT/Aimee Friberg, San Francisco. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Cult Exhibitions San Francisco (2014), 50 Fremont, San Francisco (2014), and City Limits Gallery, Oakland (2013). Her group exhibitions include shows at The Battery, San Francisco (2014); Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco (2013); and the Berkley Art Center, Berkley (2013). In addition to residencies at The Atlantic Center for The Arts, New Smyrna, Florida (2012), CCAs New York Studio Program, AICAD Studio,

Brooklyn

(2011),

Goldstein

founded The Painting Salon in 2012, a monthly forum that fosters conversation about contemporary art practice.


Another Way In  

Geary Gallery Jan/Feb 2015 Show

Another Way In  

Geary Gallery Jan/Feb 2015 Show

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