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Tectonic
Gabriel PHIPPS   
September 8 - Oct 3, 2009

    

Howard  Scott Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo painting  exhibition in New  York of work by Gabriel Phipps on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The  exhibition is titled Tectonics.


Gabriel Phipps' work is proof that simplification can be anything but  simple. Relying on a relatively spare set of aesthetic givens—rough, blocky  forms and a restricted palette of colors—these paintings provide remarkable food  for aesthetic thought. This new exhibition features recent work that continues  and deepens the artist's exploration of an abstracted visual language that  regularly threatens to fracture of any fixed set of interpretive categories  placed upon it.


Phipps' paintings evoke a series of densely-layered references, as their  repeated forms call to mind everything from the elements, to cellular life, to  figures, cityscapes, topographies and computer screens. These simultaneous  references hover on or near the picture plane, charging the works with a deep  psychological tension, a reflection of the viewer's own presence before the  canvas. The strongly planar architecture of the paintings creates elemental  forces that simultaneously rest and push upon one another, referring, in the  artist's words, "to the delicate balance and occasional imbalance of tectonic  plates."


Gabriel Phipps was born and raised in Boston in 1970 and graduated with an  MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2000. His work has appeared  in numerous exhibitions in New York  City, New England and  the Hudson  Valley. His first solo  exhibition featured drawings and was held at Studio Gallery 88, in New York City, in 2003.  His work embraces a variety of media, including painting, collage, book arts,  printmaking
and drawing. He is represented in numerous public and private  collections, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


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GABRIEL PHIPPS


T e c t o n i c s


( Thursday )   3   September   -   ( Saturday ) 3 October 2009


Reception for the artists:    ( Thursday )   S e p t e m b e r   1 0,   2 0 0 9 , 6 - 8    p.m.


      
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