|“These paintings and mixed media works represent the day, current affairs, conversations and events. I have a situation in mind and become very anxious to see the result. The representational images are derived from clip art or actual objects (sometimes found). I do not usually directly plan any painting or drawing. Painting can sometimes be torturous for me. I am very conscious of every square inch of canvas. The whole process from activity to outcome is my way of making a group of ideas a substantial truth. Formal elements such as color are often intuitive. It comes from somewhere. The activity of drawing is very important as well: it is a conduit between situation and surface. I use drawing mediums such as china marker, oil bar and sometimes craft based materials like glass marbles, glitter and oil based paint pens along with oil paint.”
-- Gail Vollrath
Gail received a BFA at East Tennessee State University and MFA from UNC, Greensboro. She earned a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and currently lives and works in Washington, DC. She has exhibited locally at District West Fine Art, PASS, Fraser Gallery, Gallery 325 as well as Pace Wildenstein in New York, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and other venues throughout the southeast and northeast.