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.