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“Emily Mason: A New Surface, a New Problem, Paintings on Paper from 1977-1990” at Weber Fine Art

An oil on paper work, predominantly yellow with mauve and grey-purple gestures/shapes layered on top
Emily Mason, “Ginger Root,” 1979, oil on paper, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.

Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT
September 14 – October 21, 2023
Opening September 14, 6-8PM

This exhibition showcases Emily Mason’s final decade working in her most prolific medium, paintings on paper. The title, taken from an interview of Mason with Lona Foote in 1975, encompasses Mason’s intuitive techniques when addressing the surface. In an excerpt from the catalog essay “Emily Mason’s Works on Paper, 1977-1990,” Mira Dayal writes,

“In Mason’s hands, the paper’s surface becomes its own environment or weather system—an ever-changing set of relations—with a landscape of forms-qua-continents crossed and surrounded by running liquids. We can almost picture the sun shining and melting blocks of color, and an atmosphere of fog sometimes passing over the work and manifesting as thinner veils of color, breaking at times to allow bright outlines of light to pass through.”

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