Part of an exhibition at
hosfelt gallery nyc
23 June - 30 July 2011
Reception: Thursday 23 June, 6 - 8pm
In her first solo exhibition in New York, West Coast painter Rachell Sumpter exhibits a group of gouache and pastel works on paper with narratives that exist somewhere between documentation and myth.
Dwarfed by the environments they populate, her characters -- sometimes masses of them -- intently engage in purposeful activity. Or could it be ritual "When does habit overtake reason" In lush jewel-tones Sumpter presents fables that may or may not have happy endings.