Maureen Gallace

New Paintings 2001

10 August - 08 September 2001

Maureen Gallace 
Beach House Cape Cod 
oil on linen
35.6 x 35.6 cm / 14 x 14 in   
Gallace is an artist who works within the self-imposed confines of a rigorously limited scale and subject-matter. She is a painter of small, unpeopled landscapes in which a modest number of elements - a house, a barn, a boat; bushes, grass, sky - recur with a quietly mesmerising insistence. In focusing on a particulalry favoured motif, the idealised form of a windowless white New England cottage, Gallace succeeds in isolating something universally familiar yet utterly mysterious. Though instantly recognisable as a work by Gallace each individual painting is a unique rumination on stillness and structure.
Since she began exhibiting in 1990, Gallace has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the US, and also in Britain, Continental Europe and Japan. In 1996 she had a one-person exhibition at the Museum Schloss-Hardenberg in Velbert, Germany. More recently she has had solo shows at Maureen Paley-Interim Art, London (1998), Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (2000), and 303 Gallery, New York (2000). Group shows in which she has participated include 'Slow Art/Painting in New York Now' at PS1, New York (1992) , 'Ideal Standard Life' at Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo (1996) and 'Painting: Now and Forever at Pat Hearn Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. She was also included in 'New Found Land Scape' at Kerlin Gallery in 1997.
Gallace's work is represented in many collections, both public and private, including the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.