We are pleased to announce a solo show of new and recent work by artist Sally Gil, Out of This World, opening on April 23 at The Bennington Museum (Bennington, Vermont). Curated by 571 Projects, this is the first exhibition of Gil's work in her native Vermont. The exhibition will consist of three large scale collage works on paper, four small scale works, and excitingly, a site specific installation in the gallery space, created directly on the gallery walls. The exhibition will run April 23 - July 10.
Sally Gil's technicolor utopias draw the viewer into complex worlds where iconic elements, taken from discarded encyclopedias, coexist with ephemera from daily life: images from seed catalogues, postcards, tea wrappers, paper from florists, doilies. Her stream of consciousness sweeps us up often with a roiling sense of movement. Seen from afar, there is the sense of cosmos and stardust. Carefully constructed, each element inhabits a considered space, and juxtapositions point up linkages, some obscure, some more immediate. Personal and universal, Gil's work is generous - it allows each viewer a way in.
Brooklyn-based visual artist Sally Gil was born and raised in Bennington, Vermont. She received a BA from UC San Diego, and an MFA from Hunter College (New York). She has had solo exhibitions at 571 Projects (2010), University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2009), and Dean Bergen Gallery, Brooklyn (2007). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum (1997); The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn; White Columns, NYC; among other venues. The artist was a Fellow at Apexart (2013), to Sao Paolo, and a Visting Artist at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2010) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2001). Her work is included in the US State Department's Arts in Embassies program, in Brazzaville, Congo (2014-2016).