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New Paintings

October 17 – November 21
Reception: November 7, 5:30–7:30 PM

Free Admission

The Korn Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, New Paintings, by Claire Sherman, on view October 17 through November 21, 2014. The Gallery is located in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University and is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30-4pm, selected weekends and by appointment.

Subjects central to this exhibition are the giant sequoias of the southern Sierra Nevada, as well as the California coastal redwoods. Gestural and heroic, Claire Sherman’s canvases investigate the confusion of scale and space. Purposefully composed in a single day, each composition originates from a specific place and a finite period of time, rendered in sweeping lines and impasto paint. Sherman intentionally retains all of the stumbles, victories, and awkward brushstrokes that lay tangled on the surfaces of each heavily worked canvas.

The physical nature of Sherman’s painting method is heavily influenced by references she draws through her extensive travel and eclectic reading. Joe Fyfe describes in his catalogue essay for her recent exhibition in September at DC Moore Gallery in New York, “Sherman’s landscape pictures demonstrate an awareness of this semiotic distinction in the very tenuousness between the originating site and its depiction. Sherman makes no bones about how a landscape site can be a stand-in for a psychological state, a romantic scene, or a historical convention, but is ultimately an archetype.”

Sherman graduated in 2005 with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received her BA from University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She has completed residencies at the Terra Foundation for American Art, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, and she is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York, and Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago.


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Korn Gallery, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940,