Isabelle Abbot: A World

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A WORLD ISABELLE ABBOT


Front and Back Cover Image: Laurie Fisher, Float 2 , 2020, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


A WORLD ISABELLE ABBOT

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022

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ISABELLE ABBOT A WORLD

Page Bond Gallery is thrilled to present another strong body of work from Isabelle Abbot with her new exhibition, A World. Abbot uses paint as an “investigative tool” to explore the essential qualities of the landscapes in her compositions. To Isabelle, each painting answers questions about one’s relationship to the environment, atmosphere and topography of a given setting. Through editing and paring down extraneous detail, Abbot’s work embodies the qualities of what is essential and unique about a particular place and time. Abbot’s work meditates strongly upon the idea of place, and how we form memories and attachment to land through generations of regional habitation. In this collection, Abbot explores the variety of landscapes that touch her life at a time when the environment feels fragile and ephemeral. Abbot received her BA from the University of Virginia studying with painters Richard Crozier and Philip Geiger. She earned her MFA in Painting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2011. She has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions along the east coast since 2006, and has exhibited with Page Bond Gallery since 2013. She is in many public and private collections and has been a visiting lecturer at UVA and Bridgewater College as well as a visiting artist at Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Ireland. In 2011, Abbot returned to Virginia to teach as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia. She currently resides and exhibits in central Virginia. 4


Western Skyline, 2021 Oil on canvas 46 x 52 inches p 10 - 11

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Mountains and Mist, 2021 Oil on canvas 52 x 46 inches $7800 6


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Virginia, 2021 Oil on canvas 52 x 46 inches SOLD 8


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Western Skyline, 2021 Oil on canvas 46 x 52 inches SOLD 10


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Morning, 2021 Oil on canvas 44 x 48 inches SOLD 12


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The Start of Fall, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 50 inches SOLD 14


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Out West, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches SOLD 16


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Rosie Sky and Rolling Hills, 2020 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches $6000 18


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View Out to the Water, 2020 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches $6000 20


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Western Hills, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches SOLD 22


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Changing Light, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches $4500 24


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Early Morning Marsh, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches SOLD 26


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Evening on the Marsh, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches SOLD 28


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View to the Valley, 2021 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches SOLD 30


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Autumn Study, 2021 Oil on canvas 24 x 22 inches SOLD 32


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Frost in the Morning, 2021 Oil on canvas 20 x 22 inches SOLD 34


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ISABELLE ABBOT

Lives and works in Charlottesville, VA Education 2011 MFA, Painting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 2005 BA, Studio Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Select Exhibitions Upcoming Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 2021 A World, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2017 Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2017 Summer Perspectives, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA 2016 November Gallery, Richmond, VA 2016 Landing, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2016 Summer Scenes, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA 2014 Knowing a Place, Bridgewater College Gallery, Bridgewater, VA 2014 A Take on Spring, New City Art Space, Charlottesville, VA 2013 Surveying Light, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 Seeing Summer, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA 2013 A Year in the Foothills, J Fergeson Gallery, Farmville, VA 2012 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA 2011 Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC 2011 New Work, J Fergeson Gallery, Farmville, VA 2011 Christina Ray Gallery, New York, NY 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC 2010 Elliot University Center Gallery, UNC Greensboro, NC 2010 Size Matters, Center for the Creative Arts, Greensboro, NC 2009 Homeland, J Fergeson Gallery, Farmville, VA 2008 Greenwood, The North Gallery, Crozet, VA 2008 Reminiscence, The Gallery at Fifth and Water, Charlottesville, VA 2008 Show for Emerging Artists, Kaller Fine Arts, Alexandria, VA 2007 Horizons II, The Gallery at Fifth and Water, Charlottesville, VA 2006 Ridgelines, The Mezzanine Gallery, Charlottesville, VA Grants and Awards 2013 “Best Of Cville” award for Best Visual Artist 2011 - Present Renting Member, McGuffey Arts Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. Studio awarded through juried application process.


2010-2011 Thrush, Holderness, and Howard Scholarships, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2010 Graduate Assistantship (Summer) 2009 Visiting Artist, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland 2008 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Residency, Amherst, Virginia Related Professional Experience 2011-2013 Adjunct Faculty, University of Virginia 2010-2011 Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2010-2011 Gallery Co-Director, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elliot Union Center Gallery 2009-2011 Graduate Assistant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Assisting Painting, Drawing, and Art History faculty 2008-2009 Director of Exhibitions at South Street Brewery, Charlottesville, Virginia 2008 Art Teacher, Spectrum Art Program, Tandem Friends School, Charlottesville, Virginia 2007 Art Teacher, Oakland School. Keswick, Virginia Collections Boar’s Head Capital One Dominion Energy University of Virginia Health Systems


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ISABELLE ABBOT A WORLD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022 PAGE BOND GALLERY 1625 WEST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23220 TEL 804 359 3633 www.pagebondgallery.com CATALOG LAYOUT BY MADISON DALTON COVER: ISABELLE ABBOT, CHANGING LIGHT, 2021, OIL ON CANVAS, 36 X 36 INCHES

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