Katherine Boxall: Intelligent Abstraction II

09.17.2022 - 10.22.2022

Jerald Melberg Gallery

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Jerald Melberg Gallery proudly presents new abstract paintings by gallery artist Katherine Boxall.  Intelligent Abstraction II is Boxall's second solo exhibition with the gallery.  Melberg states, Continuing the title from Boxall’s first exhibition with my gallery was important to me, as I am still struck by the intelligence of her abstract paintings.  Recent travels across Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and New Mexico as her muse, Boxall captures the distinctive colors, textures, and atmosphere of these changing environments.  Boxall says, The works are inspired by our travels, our first road trip the summer of 2020 and now this more recent trip at the beginning of 2022.  The water, the mountains, the heat and the cold.  With thoughts of home and separation, Boxall puts to canvas the emotional response of being present in new surroundings while recalling familiar places to which one longs to return.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Katherine Boxall holds a BFA from Queens University at Kingston and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.  She constructs abstract paintings that are expressive and intelligent.  Incorporating a mix of materials, Boxall’s canvases exude conviction, energy, and knowledgeable composition.  In writing about her work, Jennifer Sudul Edwards, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum, states, Katherine Boxall explores this possibility of transferring the unconscious onto her canvases through a more automatic practice, trying to loosen her conscious control of her arm as she draws her compositions onto her canvases. Modulating and modifying those initial marks, she reworks them into complicated compositions that balance the intuitive and the intentional, until she achieves mélange of the two concepts.

Boxall has received numerous awards and honors, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Grant and The San Francisco Art Institute MFA Presidential Fellowship.  Her work has been exhibited across Canada, Australia, and the United States, including a solo exhibition at the Mint Museum of Art.

Jerald Melberg Gallery is located at 625 South Sharon Amity Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.  For more information about the exhibition please contact the gallery at 704.365.3000. To view works online, visit the gallery website at www.jeraldmelberg.com.

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