Audrey Schmidt

  • Grace Culley, Non-stimulant, 2021, Biro pen on rag paper, 30 x 22".
    picks September 03, 2021

    Grace Culley

    While decorative wrought iron was once a hallmark of cathedrals, chapels, and palaces, its whorls and scrolls now permeate suburbia, adorning everything from garden gates and security doors to balustrades and window frames. Grace Culley’s exhibition “Closer to Nature” renders these formerly rigid suburban thresholds unstable and yielding, complicating the sense of outer limits, privacy, and control inherent in the notion of the suburban garden. Through exacting lines of ballpoint pen on paper, the artist manipulates the commonplace configurations of wrought-iron barriers into more fluid and