In Neil Gall’s newest paintings, which are currently being exhibited at David Nolan, there is a powerfully coercive interplay between figure and background that veers between the unstable and the terrifying.
Kate Thorpe is a doctoral student in English at Princeton University where she studies eighteenth-century and Romantic poetry. On a recent Fulbright Fellowship, she researched the transformation of post-industrial architecture into cultural and artistic spaces in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Court Green, Volt, and WSQ, among other journals.
Painted Dirt and Folded Canvas: Elena del Rivero’s ‘Letter from Home’
As one enters Elena del Rivero’s exhibition, Letter from Home: a rendez-vous, at the Josee Bienvenu Gallery (April 16 – May 23, 2015), three 72-by-72 inch canvases hang in folds, like towels on hooks, on the center wall.