november 1, 2018 – january 5, 2019
Reception: Thursday, november 1, 2018, 6 – 8 PM
Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce Delphine Hogarth Lafaye’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will be on view November 1st, 2018, through January 5th, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 1st from 6-8pm.
Delphine Hogarth Lafaye’s oeuvre of still lifes, portraits, and landscapes fluctuates provocatively between abstraction and figuration. Working on canvas, the artist chooses from an arsenal of media and techniques to build up each of her compositions: oil paint, acrylic paint, ink, black thread, and collage. She often incorporates nontraditional materials as well, for example, coffee stains, shoe brushes, cellar tape, bits of leather, cutouts from Japanese wallpaper, and a hot iron to stamp her canvas. Her instinct to blend classical painting conventions with contemporary, ordinary materials and textures defines the artist’s singular aesthetic and original point-of-view.