NEW YORK, NY.- Garvey|Simon
, in collaboration with McKenzie Fine Art
, is presenting Ann Aspinwall: Spirit of Place, an exhibition of the artists recent work in silkscreen, etching, linocut, and collagraph. Limiting herself to the minimal elements of undulating parallel lines and a few carefully selected colors, Aspinwall creates luminous expanses that are suggestive of landscape, water, and sky. This is the artists second solo exhibition in New York and the first collaboration between Garvey|Simon and McKenzie Fine Art. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by independent curator Marilyn Symmes.
Ann Aspinwall: Spirit of Place features several new works created specifically for this exhibition, including a vibrant large-scale series of editioned prints and two series of unique hand-colored linocuts. Other works include Spumante, 2017, and Ambra, 2018, immense linocuts measuring nearly five feet in width. Tessuto Veneziano, 2010an elegant and intimate suite of five diptychs created with etching and chine colléillustrates the origins of Aspinwalls fascination with lines and color, and harkens back to her time spent apprenticing in a print studio in Venice in the late 1990s.
Ann Aspinwall (born 1976, New York) received her MA in art history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 1998, and studied printmaking at studios in Scotland and Italy. She went on to work as a print specialist at the New York Public Library and then as a master printer at Pace Editions in New York. In 2012, Aspinwall and Knut Willich founded Aspinwall Editions, a fine art print publisher and studio in New York. Aspinwalls work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Yale University Art Gallery, the New York Public Library, and the Smith College Museum of Art.