Upfor's second solo exhibition with Julie Green, featuring over fifty recent paintings in vibrant hues, opened on First Thursday to a teeming crowd. Green uses the unusual substrate of gessoed Chinet brand paper plates to ruminate on overlapping themes of domesticity, fashion, identity and social justice, drawing from personal, communal and historical narratives.
Narrative details, quite easily missed in a cursory look, are typically embedded in or near each work's borders. Each also has content not readily visible in the gallery setting: on the front, elements in glow in the dark paint; on the back, facsimiles of women's fingerprints. Once charged in daylight, the glow-in-the-dark paint shines all night long.
Please inquire at reception or email us to see images of these hidden components.