Coral BourgeoisMarch 2 - April 27, 2013
Cade Tompkins Projects is pleased to present work by artist Coral Bourgeois. A dramatic new piece entitled Life Series: Focus on Hands 2013 is featured in the gallery with an additional installation of 1400 black and white and decorative tiles surrounding the works. The images in Life Series depict multiple interactions such as men and women in nature, women in traditional Middle Eastern dress and silhouettes of a young boy’s head with mathematical symbols. Additionally, images of a multitude of hands are depicted in which they reach out to each other, are chained together and play wind instruments. The work is comprised of 54 parts that all come together in a symphony of color, design, architecture and lustrous surface.
In addition to the Life Series four other seminal works are included in this fully tiled room in the gallery: Ode to Wolfe E. Myrow, a lushly patterned and intensely beaded work with a nod to Morocco, Dreaming of India, a work that plays with the idea of the exotic world of India both real and imagined, If You Only Knew, a glorious combination of French Empire personalities and architecture pulled together with intense blues and a multiple of beads, and Layers, a geometric conglomeration of lines and circular apertures which reveal images of nature and wildlife in their optical vibrations.