We are pleased to present an exhibition of work by a global group of gallery artists who explore the expressive potential of a painting's surface in distinctive ways.
American artist Miya Ando applies heat, sandpaper, grinders, acid and patinas to create light-reflecting gradients on metal canvases. Detroit-based Indian artist Neha Vedpathak uses a pushpin to pluck the fibers of handmade Japanese paper, separating them until the paper is transformed into swaths of lace-like material that she sews together and stains with pigment. Mexican artist Ricardo Mazal carves grooves into the tips of dry paintbrushes, which he then pulls through thick layers of oil paint to achieve textured geometric forms. American artist Susan Weil has cited the tactile folds of fabric in Renaissance art as inspiration for her Soft Canvas series, which she has explored for decades.