I am excited to welcome Gyan Shrosbree for a seven day residency at Two Coats of Paint in February. An assistant professor of painting and drawing at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa, Shrosbree works with fabrics, tarps, paint, glitter, scissors, and tape to create sprawling site-specific installations that lift geometric abstraction off the canvas, and hurl it into the viewer’s space.
[Image at top: In Gyan Shrosbree’s Iowa studio, work in progress.]
In a recent interview, Shrosbree (pictured above) told Painter’s Bread that Matisse, particularly the cut-outs show at MoMA, Jessica Stockholder, El Anatsui, and the quilts of Gees Bend are important influences on her recent work. After a couple years studying at Bennington, Shrosbree transferred to the Kansas City Art Institute where she got a BFA, and then she went to Cranbrook, earning an MFA in 2000.
We will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 11, 5-9 pm, and Gyan will be having studio visits throughout the week. I hope readers can stop by and say hello.
Two Coats of Paint Artist Residency, 55 Washington Street, #321, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.
Update: In the original post, we said that February 11 is First Thursday in DUMBO. In fact first Thursday is February 4. Sorry for the mix up!
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