Michelle Grabner, Untitled

Michelle Grabner, Untitled, 2017, oil, gesso and burlap on panel, 15" diameter

current project


New Gingham Paintings by Michelle Grabner

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 9, 5:30 - 7:00pm




Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

Summer Hours:

By appointment. Call or text 617-835-8255.

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Drive-by Projects is very pleased to present our summer exhibition, Picnic: New Gingham Paintings by Michelle Grabner. This selection of oil on burlap paintings continues Grabner's abstract portrayals of familiar domestic textiles.

Once again Michelle Grabner mines her archive of blankets, linens and household stuffs to create homey geometries that speak to anyone who has ever owned a crocheted afghan or checkered tablecloth. With a meticulous reverence that affirms the importance of the domestic life, Grabner makes paintings that are object-like in their physicality. A departure from her earlier Flashe pieces, these gingham paintings are done in oil and gesso on burlap to create textured panels that border on bas relief. Layered, lumpy and homespun, perhaps the works are a metaphor for the ups and downs of daily life on the domestic front.

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Julia Hetchman

Julia Hechtman

Please join us for a viewing of Julia Hechtman's Iceland videos in celebration of her recently granted Fulbright Award.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Candice Smith Corby

Candice Smith Corby

Inhabiting Folk Portraits
April 14, 2018 – March 24, 2019
Fruitlands Museum

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