Standard Space is pleased to present Utility Suite, an exhibition of new work by Natalie Beall. The artist creates forms that are recognizable without being identifiable–reminiscent of everyday objects but not representative. Her translation of ordinary objects into abstracted collages and sculptures allow them to transcend their traditional roles, suggesting latent possibilities and unknown functions.
She develops her vocabulary of enigmatic forms from objects she finds in antique and thrift stores, on the street, and in her own home. The color schemes of her cut-paper collages are cohesive but not muted: navy blue, brown, taupe, ochre, and forest green, with orange, pale blue, and touches of red. Bold forms are balanced with delicate details of chain, netting, and woven strands. In related sculptures, gray felt rug pads are repurposed and combined with window screen, wood, and clay into wall-hanging forms evoking utilitarian objects.
Natalie Beall earned her BFA from the University of Georgia and her MFA from Columbia University. She was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts/New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts in 2017 and a Lighthouse Works Fellowship in 2014. Beall’s work has been exhibited at multiple venues, including the Wassaic Project, The Lower East Side Printshop, and The Cooper Union. She lives and works in Salt Point, New York.
Standard Space showcases artists from the city and “upstate,” as well as to help the area develop as a cultural and artistic destination, where working artists can come to gain perspective on their pursuits, take inspiration from the creative community and the picturesque surroundings, and create and show new work in a welcoming and energizing environment.
The show runs through Sunday, Sept 29th, 2019.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31, 5:30 – 8 pm
147 Main Street