TAYLOE PIGGOTT GALLERY ANNOUNCES IN THIS BLUE LIGHT WITH CELIA GERARD
Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2018 – June 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 6 - 8pm
Tayloe Piggott Gallery is pleased to announce the third solo exhibition, In This Blue Light, with New York based artist Celia Gerard. This body of work by Gerard further explores dimension by adding sculpture elements in bronze and ceramic, along with her highly nuanced, geometric works on paper. She continues to push the viewer to find the discourse between harmony, rhythm, and balance within her forms. A reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition will be hosted on Friday, May 18 from 6 to 8pm; all are invited to attend.
Embracing a wide range of methodologies and materials, Celia Gerard works with a limited palette. Each tone, each new hue, is introduced with intention. This collection of work was developed through her interest in the expressive content and expansive variations of the color blue. Gerard seamlessly continues her investigation in paper, bronze, and ceramic; developing a dialogue between three separate languages. While her work prioritizes drawing and structure, color plays an important role in making the compositions cohesive while also engaging with her ever evolving influences, both historical and contemporary.
Oceans and sky, mountains and horizon: varying perspectives alter the geometry of each piece in this exhibition. Her works on paper and her sculpture rely on vantage point and create an investigation into depth. Gerard imagines an aerial view, circles and squares dividing the fields below. Combining aspects of the exterior and the interior, her work evokes architectural and natural forms. Gerard’s artistic practice evolves deliberately and intuitively, steadfastly continuing to explore spatial relationships and compositional harmony.
Celia Gerard received her BA with Honors in Art and Art History from Colgate University, her MFA in Sculpture from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting And Sculpture and her EdM from Harvard University. Gerard has exhibited regularly with solo shows at Sears-Peyton Gallery, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Mark W. Potter Gallery, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture and in group exhibitions held at the National Academy Museum, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Sideshow Gallery, Lohin-Geduld Gallery; I-20 Gallery, Gutman Library, Harvard University, and the Coolidge Center for the Arts. She has held teaching positions at Bard College, Swarthmore College, Pratt Institute, the New York Studio School, Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts. Gerard lives and works in New York, NY.