The Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the third Annual Works on Paper exhibition featuring: Christian Brown, Gina Ruggeri, Russell Nachman and Meghan Brady. This four person exhibition, includes large and small-scale drawings using collage, pencil, pen and ink and watercolor.
Christian Brown, NY, plays with two notions, a vanishing point and target, with a repeating ink line. Brown devised an intriguing mechanism which allows him to create meticulous circular, or straight ink markings spaced at regular intervals on a large page. Using an old fashioned pen, the nib picks up bits of lint, varying the thickness quality of the line. The finished work is captivating. The challenge is as much his execution and process, as the product. Brown graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious graphic design awards. His recent collaged painting exhibit was reviewed in Art in America.
Gina Ruggeri, NY, creates small spontaneous pen and ink sketches and large densely worked graphite drawings, some made in preparation for her paintings. The somewhat innocuous natural subjects, when put under examination, loom large with overwhelming and strange foreboding. Ruggeri is an MFA graduate from Yale School of Art and is to exhibit an installation commissioned by the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, June 2010.
Russell Nachman, NY, will exhibit several meticulously composed drawings of water color on paper. Both large-scale and small, Nachman’s paintings from 2007-2008 recall the imagery and music of the 1970’s. The depictions
-as he describes them- are of ‘fallen utopias’ the forgotten relics, crisply colored, are overgrown with foliage underscoring the passage of time. Nachman received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited throughout the country. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Time Out New York and Art in America.
Meghan Brady, ME, a landscape of color, layered geometrics, and planes off-center collude with flatness and line. These are the happenings in the small compositions, collaged with gouache, paper and pencil on board. An MFA graduate from Boston University, after attending Smith College, Brady has exhibited nationally and been the recipient of the Motherwell Foundation Masters of Fine Arts Fellowship and the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship.