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‘Shakedown’ at DODGE gallery (PHOTOS) by openstudiospress

Taylor Davis, d sell em, 2009, watercolor and watercolor pencil on paper, 10 x 14 inches

With the summer equinox behind us, that can only mean one thing: summer group shows. Capping off their inaugural year in business, New York’s DODGE gallery on the Lower East Side recently opened with one of our summer favorites. SHAKEDOWN, featuring work by the gallery’s roster and invited artists, is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of emergent talent from Boston and New York, including work by Jane Fox Hipple, Laurel Sparks, Taylor Davis, Robert de Saint Phalle, Environmental Services, and several others.

More pics after the jump!

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It Is What It Is: In the Studio with Jane Fox Hipple by openstudiospress
February 15, 2011, 12:26 pm
Filed under: Art World, Boston, In the Studio, New York | Tags: , , ,

Boston artist Jane Fox Hipple‘s new work for DODGEgallery in the Lower East Side of New York isn’t just remarkable for the process that it emerged from, but that it also marks her first paintings to be exhibited in a solo show. A preparator for the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), Hipple has been honing in on her process for years—and it shows in the work. Her loyalty is to the materials she uses, and to the medium of paint itself, revealing a years-long examination of materiality, subjectivity, and concreteness.

Much of her recent work is a departure from her previous practice, moving ever closer to an appreciation for these works as physical objects in addition to their compositional abstraction. Aligned with contemporary Concrete artists like John Zurier and Joseph Marioni, Hipple’s work is a study of the properties of color, light, and material, with marks and compositions as elegant as they are deeply assertive. I caught up with the artist in her Somerville studio, not far from Harvard Square. Our conversation, and more pics, after the jump.

Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large

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