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Susan Eley Fine Art

Susan Eley Fine Art

New York - United States

Paper Trail

New York From 16 January to 20 February 2020

Presentation
We are pleased to present Paper Trail, a group exhibition featuring works on paper by nine
artists. Paper Trail opens with an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, January 16, 6-8 pm, and
remains on view through February 20. Participating artists are Karin Bruckner, Charles
Buckley, Michael Eade, Chase Langford, Coco Liggett, Silvina Mamani, Kathy
Osborn, Lisa Pressman and Fumiko Toda. The exhibition includes ink drawings, copper
plate etchings, paintings in oil and acrylic and monoprints, illuminating the myriad of ways in
which artists create works on paper.

Paper Trail is the second SEFA exhibition dedicated exclusively to art on paper, following
Paper Goods, a group show, guest curated by Kara L. Rooney in 2013.

Artists who work on paper love to talk about paper. They describe the visceral, tactical quality
of the material, how the fibers catch color, how the paper feels under fingertips, under brush or
pen. Paper is a subject for artists’ conversations in a way that canvas is not. Artists delight in
deckled edges, the weight of certain brands, and the consistency of the pulp.

While many artists work solely on paper, others employ the practice to make studies for
larger, more extensive work (paper is less expensive and more transportable). In many cases,
however, artists work on paper as a practice separate from, but parallel to other bodies of
work, generally on canvas or wood.

THE ARTISTS

We are delighted to debut Charles Buckley’s most recent series of ink drawings, based on
photographs sourced from the mid-20th century. Buckley recreates photographs of three
women at a lakeside, a woman taking a photograph and other narratives, through a painstaking
process of rendering half the imagery, in a sort of Venetian blind technique, leaving just enough
mark making for the picture to emerge.

Karin Bruckner’s Tumbleweed series explores five different facets of the same visual theme,
originating with a piece of marine rope found near a beach. Coiled on the plate and then
subjected to the printing process, the resulting image in each one of a kind monoprint is a
serpentine tumble of weeds, rendered largely in a palette of black and white, with hints of
bright color markings.

Michael Eade’s three copper etchings depict landscapes that boast wondrous detail; each
leaf on each tree and every fiber in the complex root system is articulated. In “Stormy
Landscape,” Eade offers a dramatic, diagonal hillside, teeming with energy.

Chase Langford’s Chroma paintings are characterized by short brushstrokes, one atop the
other in horizontal fashion, in an exploration of evolving color tones. The series began as an
exercise in brushwork, but grew into a separate practice, both in small and large scale, and on
paper and canvas. SEFA is presenting three Chromas, side by side in a concert of color—aqua,
chartreuse and lilac.

Coco Liggett plays with the square as the dominant repeating shape in almost all of her
works on paper. Starting with a ground layer of plaster, Liggett then applies ink, color marker,
flashe and pigment to build layers of color blocks. With no set order or symmetry, the
geometric shapes have a surprisingly lyrical quality as they dance across the paper.

Silvina Mamani paints groups of figures, lightly clad or nude. Mamani developed a passion
for painting on wallpaper when she lived near a wallpaper factory in Brooklyn for a few years
and would take the factory’s discarded scraps. Mamani paints figures, in repose, playing or
dancing to an unsung musical score.

Kathy Osborn paints highly detailed, interior scenes, inspired by imagery from the Post-War
era of the 1950s and 60s. Osborn’s multi-step process begins with a meticulous arrangement of
dollhouse figures, furniture and household objects, drawn from her personal collection. She
then photographs the scene multiple times and selects the preferred orientation to paint. The
resulting works are stark, photographic narratives that haunt and disorient the viewer.

Lisa Pressman’s Day Series reflects her brilliant use of color, married with texture and
abstract patterning. In one work, she may lay purple next to red, with a hint of adjacent, warm
yellow. Lines gouged through the paint keep the eye energized and moving across the
compositions. These small paintings do not sit still in quiet contemplation, but challenge us to
interact and bring our own thoughts and feelings to each visual landscape.

Two monotypes represent painter and printmaker Fumiko Toda from her Spring Break
series, which depict weirdly wonderful imagined landscapes, teeming with flower buds and all
manner of zoological creatures. Butterflies, ants, beetles and bugs—in a pastel palette of pinks,
muted mint greens and lavender—dance, fly and crawl across the page.
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  • 46 W 90th St, #2
    10024, New York
    United States
    19179527641

    Schedules

    Monday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Tuesday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Wednesday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Thursday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Friday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Saturday

    closed

    Sunday

    closed

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Chase Langford, Chroma K37, Painting

Chase Langford

Chroma K37, 2011
24 x 19 inch
Painting

$2,000

Chase Langford, Chroma K71, Painting

Chase Langford

Chroma K71, 2014
24 x 19 inch
Painting

$2,000

Chase Langford, Chroma K106, Painting

Chase Langford

Chroma K106, 2014
24 x 19 inch
Painting

$2,000

Coco Liggett, #130, Print

Coco Liggett

#130, 2002
24 x 30 inch
Print

$1,200

Coco Liggett, #131, Print

Coco Liggett

#131, 2002
24 x 30 inch
Print

$1,200

Coco Liggett, #132, Print

Coco Liggett

#132, 2002
24 x 30 inch
Print

$1,200

Coco Liggett, #41, Print

Coco Liggett

#41, 2002
36 x 24 inch
Print

$1,600

Coco Liggett, #42, Print

Coco Liggett

#42, 2002
36 x 24 inch
Print

$1,600

Coco Liggett, #43, Print

Coco Liggett

#43, 2002
36 x 24 inch
Print

$1,600

Coco Liggett, #50, Print

Coco Liggett

#50, 2002
36 x 24 inch
Print

$1,600

Karin Bruckner, TumbleWeed 01, Print

Karin Bruckner

TumbleWeed 01, 2019
11 x 10 inch
Print

$430

Karin Bruckner, TumbleWeed 02, Print

Karin Bruckner

TumbleWeed 02, 2019
10 x 11 inch
Print

$430

Karin Bruckner, TumbleWeed 03, Print

Karin Bruckner

TumbleWeed 03, 2019
11 x 10 inch
Print

$430

Karin Bruckner, TumbleWeed 04, Print

Karin Bruckner

TumbleWeed 04, 2019
11 x 10 inch
Print

$430

Karin Bruckner, TumbleWeed 05, Print

Karin Bruckner

TumbleWeed 05, 2019
11 x 10 inch
Print

$430

Charles Buckley, Drinkin' & Smokin', Painting

Charles Buckley

Drinkin' & Smokin', 2019
8 x 16 inch
Painting

$1,300

Charles Buckley, Photographer, Painting

Charles Buckley

Photographer, 2019
10 x 15 inch
Painting

$1,300

Charles Buckley, Run Away!, Print

Charles Buckley

Run Away!, 2019
14.5 x 14.5 inch
Print

$1,500

Charles Buckley, Three Women, Print

Charles Buckley

Three Women, 2019
22 x 30 inch
Print

$1,600

Michael Eade, Landscape No. 1, Print

Michael Eade

Landscape No. 1, 2019
14 x 18 inch
Print

$1,000

Michael Eade, Landscape No. 2, Print

Michael Eade

Landscape No. 2, 2019
14 x 18 inch
Print

$1,000

Michael Eade, Stormy Landscape, Print

Michael Eade

Stormy Landscape, 2019
21 x 25 inch
Print

$1,500

Coco Liggett, #110, Print

Coco Liggett

#110, 2008
22 x 30 inch
Print

$1,200

Coco Liggett, #114, Print

Coco Liggett

#114, 2008
22 x 30 inch
Print

$1,200

Silvina Mamani, Escape, Print

Silvina Mamani

Escape, 2007
17.5 x 28 inch
Print

$950

Silvina Mamani, Melodia, Print

Silvina Mamani

Melodia, 2007
19.5 x 27 inch
Print

$950

Kathy Osborn, Blue Bowl, Painting

Kathy Osborn

Blue Bowl, 2019
11 x 15 inch
Painting

$2,700

Kathy Osborn, Opening a Window, Painting

Kathy Osborn

Opening a Window, 2019
17 x 21.75 inch
Painting

$3,200

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 1, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 1, 2019
7 x 4.5 inch
Print

$520

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 19b, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 19b, 2019
7 x 4.5 inch
Print

$520

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 41, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 41, 2019
4.5 x 7 inch
Print

$520

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 65b, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 65b, 2019
4.5 x 7 inch
Print

$520

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 69, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 69, 2019
7 x 4.5 inch
Print

$520

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 19a, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 19a, 2019
7 x 4.5 inch
Print

$520

Lisa Pressman, Day Series 65a, Print

Lisa Pressman

Day Series 65a, 2019
4.5 x 7 inch
Print

$520

Fumiko Toda, Spring Break, Print

Fumiko Toda

Spring Break, 2003
27 x 22.5 inch
Print

$1,200

Fumiko Toda, Spring Break Forest, Print

Fumiko Toda

Spring Break Forest, 2003
21.5 x 28.5 inch
Print

$1,200