DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
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NEW YORK, NY 10022

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STUART SHILS: RECENT MONOTYPES
NOVEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 21, 2013
EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 1, 2014
“it seemed important also to examine what goes on with a longer interval of time between the moment of contact and the making of a response. Instead of looking out at a motif and then turning to the canvas, perhaps I could wait say days, weeks or months before shaping a distilled response based on how that motif looked and felt sifted though the sieve of memory…. on return to my studio [I] begin to reconstruct what that might look like in the form of opaque and translucent layers of etching ink pressed out onto paper.”
STUART SHILS, 2013

This exhibition is STUART SHILS’ seventh solo show at Davis & Langdale Company, and will feature 21 monotypes executed in 2013. While the monotypes recall definite locations and moments from the artist’s memory, SHILS’ interest is in the feelings evoked following a complex sensory experience rather than with making transcriptions of conventional appearance. 

SHILS’ work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums, including, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects and Tibor de Nagy in New York, Hackett-Freedman in San Francisco; Mangel Gallery and Woodmere Art Gallery in Philadelphia; Bernard Toale Gallery in Boston, Fenton Gallery in Cork, Ireland and Rothschild Fine Arts in Tel Aviv. SHILS is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship for Residency in Ballycastle, Ireland, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 




Reminding Me of Summer Gardens from My Childhood             Monotype: charbonnel etching ink on paper
8 1/4 x 8 inches (image)                                             
Signed and dated (at bottom center, in pencil): SHILS 2013
ST-348
Remembering Now my Father's Pastrami Sandwiches When I was Young
Monotype: charbonnel etching ink and graphite on paper
9 1/2 x 9 inches (image)
Signed and dated (at bottom center, in pencil) SHILS 2013
ST-366
Returning from a Walk
Monotype: charbonnel etching ink on paper
 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (image)
Signed and dated (at bottom center, in pencil): SHILS 2013
ST-357
Coming Back to the House in Rain
Monotype: charbonnel etching ink and graphite on paper
9 x 8 1/2 inches (image)
Signed and dated (at bottom center, in pencil): SHILS 2013
ST-341
Looking Away from the Table through a Window
Monotype: charbonnel etching ink on paper
8 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches (image)
Signed and dated (at bottom center, in pencil): SHILS 2013
ST-356
Summer Woods
Monotype: charbonnel etching ink on paper
15 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (image)
Signed and dated (at bottom center, in pencil): SHILS 2013
ST-343