When You Were There You Knew The Language: Gillian Theobald
October 13th – November 18th, 2017
Artist Talk with Nancy Guppy | Saturday October 28th 3-4 pm
For this exhibition, her first solo exhibit at studio e, following several group exhibitions here, Seattle painter Gillian Theobald is showing paintings, drawings and bas relief collages.
The paintings come from a new body of work developed over the last few years, using the language of landscape painting in the context of abstraction.
The collages made from found packaging & acrylic manipulated into a shallow bas relief space, are a return to a medium she used extensively in the 70s & 80s. The history inherent in these repurposed elements adds to their intrigue. In both the paintings & collages the strength of Theobald’s use of color is apparent.
The drawings are plein air in graphite from nature, some in large format. Theobald has throughout her career pursued more than one body of work, contemporaneously; as she finds they co-inform each other. The drawings are a means of exploring literal non fictive space.