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Olivia Munroe – ARCHETYPES at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

by Alexandra_Munroe on August 17, 2017


PRIVATE RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST
Wednesday, September 136 – 8 pm

A short introduction will be given by Asian art scholar and Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe, the artist’s sister

RSVP by September 1
rsvpny@sundaramtagore.com
PUBLIC OPENING
Thursday, September 146 – 8 pm

TRANSCENDENT, ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
AND WORKS ON PAPER

Sundaram Tagore Chelsea is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by American artist Olivia Munroe. The exhibition showcases new collage paintings and works on paper, which expand on previous series within the artist’s four-decade-long career.Munroe, who is formally trained as a printmaker, creates sublime paintings with imagery inspired by archetypal forms of the circle and the square. Employing tools and processes from her printmaking days and using everyday materials of enduring cultural significance—wax, paper, cloth, graphite and dye—Munroe’s abstract compositions are formed through a unique and intensive process of layering pigment and wax-infused linen and string in elemental geometric formations which are mounted on cloth or panel and often burnished to create a palimpsest-like, tactile surface. These works can be called “collage paintings” to capture the constructed nature of their form. This is Munroe’s first exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

SUNDARAM TAGORE CHELSEA

547 West 27th Street • New York, NY 10001 • 212 677 4520
Alexandra_MunroeOlivia Munroe – ARCHETYPES at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

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