Michelle Grabner is known for her broad perspective developed as teacher, writer and critic over the past 30 years. The site where it all comes together is the studio. Her artmaking is driven by a distinctive value in the productivity of work and takes place outside of dominant systems.
Grabner's subtle paintings probe into the nature of difference. Secure white grids become wonky and individualistic. They radiate, vibrate and dissimulate. Colors emerge and dissipate. The artist asks, “How much ‘difference’ can be introduced into a pattern field without collapsing into unreliability?"
Michelle Grabner, James Cohan, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021