Susan Jane Walp

Paintings on Paper

September 10 – October 17, 2015

Gerbera II
2014
oil on gessoed paper
12 x 10 inches

Still Life II
2013
oil on gessoed paper
8 x 10 5/8 inches

Still Life I
2013
oil on gessoed paper
8 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches

Three Zinnias in a Glass of Water
2012
oil on gessoed paper
9 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches

Glass Vase with Bricks
2014
oil on gessoed paper
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

Tangerine
2015
oil on paper
8 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches

Tea Bowl, Bar of Soap, Yellow Cloth, and Knife
2015
oil on paper
8 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches

Green Grapes in a Turquoise Teacup II
2013
oil on gessoed paper
7 1/2 x 8 inches

Poppy in Black Etruscan Vase
2015
oil on paper
11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches

Green Grapes in a Turquoise Teacup I
2013
oil on gessoed paper
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Glass Vase with Drapery
2014
oil on gessoed paper
9 x 11 inches

Glass Vase with Etruscan Kantharos and Drapery
2014
oil on gessoed paper
9 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches

Gerbera I
2014
oil on gessoed paper
11 1/2 x 10 inches

Tea Bowl, Photocopy, Cork, and Knife
2015
oil on paper
9 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings on paper by Susan Jane Walp. It will be the first time the works on paper will be exhibited as an independent body of work. The artist is greatly admired for her intimate (rarely larger than a foot square), intensely observed still life paintings.

Working on paper instead of linen encourages spontaneity and improvisation. Unlike a stretched canvas, the dimensions aren’t fixed and the artist can make decisions in the process. While the artist’s paintings take time, her works on paper come more quickly.

The still lifes are painted close at hand and very directly, taking in carefully arranged objects: flowers, bowls, fruit, vases. Although the compositions are meticulously considered and the painted, muted surfaces worked, the paintings have an air of casual intimacy.

Susan Jane Walp attended Mount Holyoke College and the Brooklyn College MFA program. She continued her studies at the New York Studio School and at Skowhegan. Walp has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a fellowship from the New York Creative Arts Public Service Program. This is her fifth exhibition with the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.