Vicki SHER
Blue Mood

L’œuvre de Vicki Sher est d’inspiration très spontanée et intuitive. Elle combine des formes, lignes et couleurs. Elle lie son travail sans réserve à l’équilibre, le mouvement, la beauté, la décoration et le plaisir. Elle aime à associer sa méthode de travail, mélanges de couleurs et de collages de papiers colorés, à la poésie. On retrouve notamment cet aspect dans son exposition The Voice at 3AM, accompagnée des poèmes de Charles Simic. Comme les poètes, elle cherche à inventer un langage personnel à partir du langage conventionnel et refuse l’opposition entre figuration et abstraction. Réduire l’imagerie aux formes lui permet de créer ce nouveau langage. Les combinaisons sans fin d’ajustements de blocs de construction aux couleurs vibrantes ont accentué la joie et la beauté, mais aussi introduit plus de jeux dans son travail en atelier.
Vicki Sher utilise beaucoup le papier calque transparent avec la volonté de créer une composition multicouche et de jouer ainsi avec la profondeur et l’ajout d’espace en superposant parfois d’autres feuilles. Elle exprime au travers du dessin un royaume émotionnel vague, inaudible et changeant, issu de son intérêt pour les natures mortes, la vie domestique et la poésie du quotidien.

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Biographie

Education

1992 M.F.A. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1988 B.F.A. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017   Into the Light, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville TN
Field Day, George Gallery, Charleston, NC
2016   VOLTA Art Basel, with frosch&portmann, Basel, Switzerland
PULSE NY Art Fair, with Uprise Art, New York, NY
2015   The Voice At 3AM, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2013   Always Bring Flowers, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2012   Yes/No, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2010   Home, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2008  Featured Artist, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
2005  Nature Walk, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY
2002  Vacation from Murder, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  Drawing In/Drawing Out, Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Art on Paper Fair, with Frosch and Portmann Gallery, New York, NY
2017   Cross Sectional Views, Pentimenti gallery, Philadelphia, PA
PULSE, Miami, with Pentimenti Gallery, Miami, FL
Paper Giants, Part 3, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
At Home, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville,TN
2016  Paper Giants, Part 2, The Volland Store, Alma, KS
10 Shades of White, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2015   Cosmicomics, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
South of North, East of No West, Lowe Mills Gallery, Huntsville, AL
Family Ties, 500X, Dallas, TX
“so different, so appealing”, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2014   Soccer Mom, curated by Danielle Tegeder, New York, NY
White Silver, and Gold, Callicoon, NY
Second Family, curated by Julie Torres, New York, NY
Paper Giants, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
DUSK Editions, opening exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Do It Yourself, BOS (Bushwick Open Studios), organized by Julie Torres, Brooklyn, NY
2013   End Times, Sphinx gallery, NYC, curated by HKJB (Jay Henderson and Ben King)
2011   Tompkins Projects West – at Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA
ChainLetter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2010   Santa, frosch&portmann , New York, NY
No Plans For Today, Fun Times Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Kickoff, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2009   Mother/mother, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lineweight, TSU Gallery, Kirksville, MO
2008   Landscape, Portrait, Pattern, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper Benefit, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
A Soft Place to Land, OAG Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY
2007   Summer Group Show, OAG Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY
2005   NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL, with Jessica Murray Projects
2004   Grotto 2, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2003   Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
1999   Artist files 1999-present, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
1998   Group Show, Perrelli Fine Art, Baltimore, MD
Reading Between the Lines, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1995   Whose Body is it Anyway? Mills Pond Gallery, Smithtown, NY
1993   Annual Group Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
1991   Gallery Artists Invitational A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Regional Invitational, Iowa Art Center, Sioux City, IA
At Swim Two Birds, Hall Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Curatorial

Cosmicomics, frosch&portmann, New York, NY, 2015
Cannonball!, frosch&portmann, New York, NY, 2012
Observant, ISE Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
Mean and Sneaking, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
No Plans For Today, Fun Times, Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2010

Press/Print/Publications

2017    Hutson, Laura, Nashville Scene, Critics Pick-Vicki Sher at Red Arrow Gallery
2016    Gotthardt, Alexa, Artsy, PULSE’s 15 Best Buys under $10,000
Purssey, Amy, Artreport, Conversation Between Artists at Pulse NY
2015    D’Agostino, Paul, BKMAG, Space Specters- From Calvino to Tarantino
Micchelli, Thomas, Alien Forms-.‐Cosmicomics at Frosch&portmann
2014   Peyton, Cydney, A Common Task, Catalogue Essay: Paper Giants
Young, Geoffrey, Catalogue Essay: Paper Giants
2013    Rutherford, Michael, Vicki Sher at frosch&portmann,
2012    Wright, Dusty, Talk, Talk, Talk, Culture Catch
2011    Butler, Sharon, Vicki Sher, New Work, Two Coats of Paint

Fellowships and Awards

2014   Virgina Center For Crea.ve Arts (VCCA) Resident Fellow
2012   MacDowell Colony Fellows award- Summer residency