“…it seemed important also to examine what goes on with a longer interval of time between the moment of contact and the making of a response. Instead of looking out at a motif and then turning to the canvas, perhaps I could wait say days, weeks or months before shaping a distilled response based on how that motif looked and felt sifted though the sieve of memory…. on return to my studio [I] begin to reconstruct what that might look like in the form of opaque and translucent layers of etching ink pressed out onto paper.”
This exhibition is STUART SHILS’ eighth solo show at Davis & Langdale Company, and will feature 22 colorful monotypes executed in the past two years, including five pieces created in 2014 and never before exhibited. Developed in the studio, the monotypes recall definite sites and moments in the artist’s life, but are focused rather on the feelings and memories evoked by these complex sensory experiences.
SHILS’ work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the country and abroad, including, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects and Tibor de Nagy in New York, Hackett-Freedman in San Francisco; Mangel Gallery and Woodmere Art Gallery in Philadelphia; Bernard Toale Gallery in Boston, Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA, Fenton Gallery in Cork, Ireland and Rothschild Fine Arts in Tel Aviv.
SHILS is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship for Residency in Ballycastle, Ireland, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Critical review and commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ha’aretz, The Jerusalem Post, Art Critical.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Irish Times, and Art in America, among others.
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