Richard Galpin: Tetratopia
June 6, 2008 - July 26, 2008
Opening Reception FRIDAY June 6, from 6 to 8pm. (admission free)
The London-based artist will present a trio of large photographic-based works in his second solo exhibition in the US to-date. Galpin's elaborately detailed works are achieved by mounting his own panoramic photographs of urban street scenes on paper - from London and New York in this case - and then scores directly into the surface of each photograph with a scalpel, selectively removing areas of emulsion to arrive at the finished abstract works.
Galpin's meticulous erasures allow bold geometric compositions to be achieved. The stripping back of the original photographs is so extensive that only small areas of surface are retained, leaving blocks of office buildings not just unidentifiable, but unrecognizable as photographs.
Richard Galpin received his MA from Goldsmiths College, London, in 2001 and has exhibited extensively in Europe and abroad including the Courtauld Institute of Art, British Museum and Hales Gallery (London), Roebling Hall (New York), the Nepali Art Council (Kathmandu) and White Flags Projects, (St. Louis), and inclusion in several recent international art fairs. His works are in the collections of the British Museum, Deutsche Bank Collection and the British Government Art Collection.
Star Tribune, June 22, 2001
City Pages, July 25, 2001