Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to introduce "Amuse-bouche," an online initiative showcasing smaller works by our gallery artists, priced under $3,000. Most of the work has never been shown, and we are excited to present it now, when our community needs sustenance and inspiration. Amuse-bouches, tiny, provocatively-styled treats, showcase the artistry, style, and competitive showmanship of the chef. "The amuse-bouche is the best way for a great chef to express his or her big ideas in small bites," quotes Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Accordingly, each week we will showcase a delectable sampling of the gallery programme, where each artist has a chance to execute their cuisine in precise jewel-like proportions.
The first iteration of "Amuse-bouche" includes work by Carolyn Case, Jasper de Beijer, Marjolijn de Wit, Ricardo Gonzalez, Angelina Gualdoni, Rebecca Morgan, and Julie Schenkelberg.
Marjolijn de Wit's new gouache works on paper are inspired by her ceramic photographic collage. Mysterious fragmentary objects suggest archaeology and the detritus of fallen civilizations. Small black and white photographs by Jasper de Beijer, from the series "The Brazilian Suitcase," tell the story of an imaginary expedition in search of a lost civilization in the Amazon in 1926. Mimicking documentary film stills, the series is a blend of meticulous research, fictionalized narrative, staged photography, and virtual reality. At least one Covid-inspired portrait updates the archetypes found in Rebecca Morgan's new portrait works on paper. Carolyn Case's creamy new pastels add layer upon layer of energetic marks, and continue to explore space and framing techniques. Angelina Gualdoni's small paintings use her signature staining and pours to suggest alchemy, witchcraft, and enigmatic medicinal plants. Julie Schenkelberg's plaster, gold, and silver cutlery sets suggest the romanticized archaeology of family, and Rust Belt decay, while charcoal drawings by Ricardo Gonzalez vibrate with frenetic energy.