' Gerald Wolfe - Kim Foster Gallery
Gerald Wolfe
Structure
April 18 - May 19, 2012

Press Release

In these recent paintings, Wolfe continues to use cotton drop cloths that could be found in any building supplies store. He applies the cloth to wood panels.The porous quality and imperfections of a drop cloth is what draws Wolfe to this material. As each piece begins to evolve, cutting, patching, and scraping takes place. The final statement is realized when the interplay of lines and shapes create a tension between flatness and depth.

Visual elements of Islamic calligraphy and the quilts by the women of Gee’s Bend continue to be important sources for these paintings.To a varying degree, the imagery of these paintings combines the patchwork aspects of quilt making with the fluid, interwoven nature of Islamic script.


Past Exhibitions

Biography

Albany Institute of History and Art, “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region” June 2017 juried exhibition

The Hyde Collection “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region” from October 30- December 31, 2016 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012            Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2008            Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2005            Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

1996            New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1995            OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1990            Paterson Museum, New Jersey

1989            OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1987            OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1986            Mission Gallery, New York, NY

1986            Edward Williams Gallery, Farleigh Dickinson University, NJ

1985            Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, NJ

1985            Chicago Books, New York, NY

1985            Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1984            Windows on White, New York, NY

1981            55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005             Collectors Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2005            A Tasting, Kim Foster Gallery, NY

2004            Peek-a-boo Deja vu, Kim Foster Gallery, NY

2003            New York Collection 2003, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2003            Marymount College Art Gallery, New York, NY

2003            Selections from the Collection, Kim Foster Gallery, NY

2002            In the Groove, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

1999            Small Abstractions, Kim Foster Gallery, NY

1997            Contemporary Fresco Painting, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, NY

1996            Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

1993            Blur, Remission Gallery, New York, NY

1992            Salon Show, Art in General, New York, NY

1992            The other Landscape, 148 Duane St., New York, NY

1992            Painting: New Jersey, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, NJ

1988            Words, Paterson Museum, NJ

1987            Bigger and Defer, Mission East Gallery, New York, NY

1987            The New Season, Neo Persona Gallery, New York, NY

1987            Paranoid Delusions, P.A.C.A. Gallery, New York, NY

1987            Super-Ego Show, Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1986            The Non-Furniture Furniture Review, No Se No Gallery, New York, NY

1986            Objects, Sensory Evolution, New York, NY

1986            The Micro Show, EV Gallery, New York, NY

1986            Unaffiliated IV, Hillwood Art Gallery, C. W. Post College, Long Island University, NY

1986            The All-Natural Disaster Show, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY

1984            Souvenirs, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, NJ

1982            Invitational, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY

1982            Group Show, Judy Caden Gallery, New York, NY

1981            Spacescapes, Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY

1981            Season’s Greetings, Erickson Gallery, New York, NY

1980            Group Show, 626 Broadway, New York, NY

1979            Summer Invitational, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1978-79  Post-Card Size Art, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey

The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

 

REVIEWS

“Those Who Can, Do…and Teach,” Sunday Star Ledger, by Eileen Watkins, Newark, New Jersey 12/2/84

“Six Solo Shows at University,” Richmond News Letter, by Ray Proctor, Richmond, Virginia 2/23/85

“Welcome to Leisure World,” Paterson News, by Peter Spink, Paterson, NewJersey 11/29/85

“Artist Makes Hash of It but Succeeds,” The Record, by Charles Innes, Northern New Jersey 12/9/85

“Unaffiliated IV,” Exhibition Catalog, Hillwood Art Gallery, C. W. Post College 6/86

 

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, B.A.

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

School of Visual Arts, New York, B.F.A.