Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring Ginny Bishton, Ingrid Calame, and Scott Short. Through meticulous labor, each artist has developed a systematic, transformative approach to abstraction that is distinctive and uniquely identifiable.
Ginny Bishton’s collages, constructed from photographs of minute instances in her daily routine, are cut into numerous colorful circles and organized to create abstract patterns. Often using specific locations as a departure point, Ingrid Calame focuses her attention on the detritus and markings left on surfaces over time. Calame traces these markings and often combines them with other drawings to create layered compositions rooted in representation yet not easily identifiable. In the case of Scott Short, colored construction paper is repeatedly run through a copy machine, sometimes several hundred times or more, until a composition of distortions begins to emerge. From this point, Short painstakingly reproduces the composition in black oil paint on white primer. Though disparate in subject matter, each artist’s technique transforms the minute into the momentous.