A visit to the shore

b. 1960 Stamford CT


Ms. Gallace is an artist who works within the self-imposed confines of a rigorously limited scale and subject matter. She is a painter of small, unpeopled landscapes in which a modest number of elements – a house, a barn, a boat; bushes, grass, sky – recur with a quietly mesmerising insistence. In focusing on a particularly favoured motif, the idealised form of a windowless white New England cottage, Gallace succeeds in isolating something universally familiar yet utterly mysterious. Though instantly recognisable as a work by Gallace, each individual painting is a unique rumination on stillness and structure. She received her BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and her MFA from Rutgers University. 

Gallace has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York, 2017; La Conservera, Murcia, Spain, 2011; The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2004; Dallas Museum of Art, 2003; and Museum Schloss-Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany, 1996. Group shows in which she has participated include 'September 11', MoMA PS1, New York, 2011; Whitney Biennial 2010, New York; and 'Ideal Standard Life' at Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, 1996.

A visit with the #SWEETWORKS of, 



Raúl Nieto Guridi was born in Seville, Spain, in 1970, the son of a draftsman and a painter, and trained at the Academy of Fine Arts of Seville. Early in his career he concentrated on painting and graphic design, but starting in 2010, he turned to illustrating children’s books, and has since written or provided illustrations for more than thirty books. Among the works he has illustrated available in English are The Day I Became a BirdThe Last Tree, and A Drop of the Sea by Ingrid Chabbert; Relaxations by Mamen Duch; and No Water No Bread by Luis Amavisca. Asked in 2010 about his dreams for the future, Guridi responded, “to illustrate all the stories I’d love to tell and to tell all the stories I’d love to illustrate, to be loving to those who light up my life day after day, and to be happy and to make them happy, which to my mind are one and the same.” The King of Nothing is the second book Guridi has both written and illustrated that has been translated into English.

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