Lot 433 - Clare Grill - Wing 2
Oil on Paper (sized with Rabbit Skin Glue)
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
In paintings ranging from entirely abstract to loosely representational, Clare Grill draws on a range of references—from her memories and emotions, the surrounding world, and even to medium of painting itself—to create richly layered compositions. As she describes: “My paintings come from a reverence for and curiosity about what’s past—mine and everyone’s. I like to uncover what’s below the surface, figuratively and literally, even if it’s complicated or sad.” Though she always begins with a source image, drawn from memory or from direct observation, her compositions are shaped by the size and texture of the canvas, the color and materiality of the paint, and the marks that develop from a continual process of sanding down and building up areas of color. For Grill, each painting has its own internal logic, and the act of painting itself is a process of discovery.
Originally from Chicago, Clare Grill (born 1979) lives and works in Queens, NY. She received her MFA from the Pratt Institute in 2005, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. Solo exhibitions include Derek Eller Gallery (New York), Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery (New York), Reserve Ames (Los Angeles, CA), Soloway Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and Diane Rosenstein Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Chicago, Houston, Seattle, St. Louis, New York, Hawaii, San Francisco, Guadalajara, London, Bologna and Denmark. Grill was a 2017 recipient of a Steep Rock Arts residency in Roxbury, CT and was the Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.