Pauline Galiana “Talkatives”

Robert Henry Contemporary

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[Image: Talkative x42 composite detail Pauline Galiana "Talkative" (x42) Campus (2017) Gouache on paper Series of 42 drawings, 12 x 9 in. each Detail ©2018 Pauline Galiana/Robert Henry Contemporary]

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Talkatives is an exhibition of 56 gouache on paper drawings selected from artist Pauline Galiana’s decade-long stream of consciousness Talkative series. While individual drawings range from pure abstract shapes and colors to representational objects, symbols and structures, Galiana’s Talkative series is a visual conversation between the artist and her surroundings where each image grows out of and evolves from the previous image. A grouping of forty-two of the drawings in the exhibition titled Talkative x42-Campus, created at MassMoCA in 2017 during a one-month residency serve as a visual chronicle of the artist’s time in and around the museum’s campus. Presented in a calendar-like grid, each drawing is based on visual elements extracted from the museum and it’s environment. The remaining 12 drawings (6 from 2008 and 6 from 2018) have been arranged, by the artist, into two interrelated grids of six drawings each. Present in all three groupings of drawings, is what Galiana describes as “The compulsive search the eye makes - moving between many possible relationships or narratives – [which] replicates my creative process. It revives the playful pleasure of looking; pleasure anchored in the ability to take the time to look and to interact in a conversation with an art object.”

Pauline Galiana was born in Algiers and grew up in France. She received her MFA, at ESAG-Penninghen, in Paris in 1984, and has an Art Business Certificate From Christie’s Education, NY. Her work has been exhibited at the New York Public Library, Asymmetrik Gallery, NYC, Baron Boisanté, NYC, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn and the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, among others. Her work is included in the collections of UBS, New York University and private collections in New York, Washington, Houston, Paris, Riyadh, London and Sydney. She lives and works in Manhattan, NYC.



from June 01, 2018 to July 29, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-06-01 from 18:00 to 21:00


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