New Works on Paper features a group of paintings on paper depicting individual elements of a single anonymous flowering plant that the artist came across when spending an afternoon in love on the streets of Paris late last summer. A departure from previous bodies of work,Tarver focuses here on a single reference point, introducing a sensually human palette of pinks, reds, browns, and yellows. Intimate in scale and gesture, New Works on Paper displays Tarver’s continued experimentation with the studied possibilities of painting – exploring the boundaries between representation and abstraction, rigor and restraint, immersion and closure.
Alexandria Tarver(b. 1989 Houston, TX) lives and works in New York City. She received her B.F.A. from New York University in 2011. Recent exhibitions include New Paintings at Deli Gallery in New York City (2016), To speak of trees at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, CA (2017), Material Art Fair in Mexico City, MX (2016), It does and it doesn’t at Alter Space in San Francisco, CA (2015), Music at Danziger Gallery in New York City (2015) and Ocean’s Eleven at Ille Arts in Amagansett, NY (2015).