Gina Werfel in Interface
Gina Werfel’s solo exhibition “Interface” will be at the Korn Gallery from January 30 to March 2, 2018. “Interface” is curated by Lee Arnold.
Like polyphony in music Werfel’s work consists of textures of multiple independent voices. In her recent paintings, she employs a wide vocabulary of marks which slyly reference the influence of Photoshop on contemporary visual culture. A shallow space, in which a combination of clearly defined graphical lines and stencils sit on the surface, contrasts with a more ambiguous environment made up of naturalistic gestures that fade in and out of focus like a distant memory. In a process-driven series of mono-prints the removal of the hand suggests this dichotomy even more strongly.
Recent travels abroad have influenced Werfel’s work. Inspired by a stay in Singapore in 2015 where she taught at Yale-NUS College, Werfel began to layer stencils over her gestural brush marks. In 2016 while a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, she renewed her interest in Baroque ceiling paintings and incorporated their spatial complexity into her compositions.
An artist’s talk will be held from 2-3 pm on February 2 followed by a reception from 5-7 pm.
The Korn Gallery
Madison, New Jersey