The Edge and a Little Beyond, Maria Walker, Susan Scott, Valerie Brennan
Julie Alexander curated an exhibition, The Edge and a Little Beyond, for SOIL Gallery in Seattle. Brett Baker, Painters Table, discusses the project with Alexander.
In the press release I say that they all engage in “a personal mark-making that values joy and uncertainty.” Beyond wanting to show work that challenged the painting’s edge in a variety of ways, I wanted to show work that I refer to as crude abstraction - work that values personal mark-making, contradiction, and failure. These 6 women, especially Julie Torres and Jamie Powell, also remind me to look for joy.
|Maria Walker, Blue Bird, 7.75 x 12.5 x 2 inches|
|Susan Scott, Shy Painting|
|Valerie Brennan, Tango, oil on wood, 9.8 x 9.8 x 1.5 inches|
|Julie Torres, Untitled, acrylic on panel, 8.5 x 8.5|