Front Room: Gail Stoicheff
11 November, 2023 – 6 January, 2024
November 11 - January 6, 2023
Spencer Brownstone Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by Gail Stoicheff in the Front Room. Stoicheff’s large scale paintings combine expressive abstraction and inlaid symbols to generate otherworldly compositions.
Her idiosyncratic approach to painting employs both traditional mediums such as oil paint and canvas alongside experimental technique using dye, velvet, and fringe. Stoicheff’s approach to painting is dichotomous - its foci oscillating between the Apollonian structure and symbols and the expressive Dionysian brushwork - that explore relationships between chaos and reason, logic and emotion, and intention and impulse.
Drawing from her Greek heritage and early exposure to astronomy, Stoicheff illustrates her relationship with the sublime through these spatial relationships and ethereal compositions that bring the human being and the stars closer together.
Special thanks to Lauri Firstenberg for the introduction to the artist.
Gail Stoicheff is a multi-medium painter from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania currently working and living in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA in Painting with minors in Literary Theory and English from Pennsylvania State University (2000) as well as an MFA in Painting from Bard College (2005). Her solo exhibitions include Bad Actor (2019), AF Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Little Miss Strange (2018), Catinca Tabacaru, New York, NY; Venus Rising (2017), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and Distressed Blonde (2015), Catinca Tabacaru, New York, NY. Stoicheff received the Elaine de Kooning Award (2004) and the prestigious Robert Motherwell Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting (2005).