If you will be in or around the NYC area next week, be sure to check out the Art on Paper Fair at Manhattan's Pier 36, March 8-11, where eighty galleries will feature top modern and contemporary paper-based art. At booth 311, Garvey Simon will feature a painting by Emma Tapley, whose work is currently on display at the gallery's back office on W. 27th Street. Her piece for the Art on Paper Fair will be Clover (pictured), a 9" x 12" oil painting on paper, mounted on a board. "I mounted the paper to the board with a product called Beva," says Tapley. "It is a glue that you iron onto the panel and then iron the paper to the glued board. I then gilded the sides with a gold called palladium leaf and varnished," she adds.
Emma is a life-long artist whose work has appeared in numerous group and solo shows in and around the NYC area and DC. Last year, her Icelandic Sketches were shown at the TheoGanz studio in Beacon, NY, after she completed a month long residency in Siglufjöður, the northernmost town in Iceland. In addition to her fine art work, Emma is a well-known decorative painter. Among her specialties is Faux Bois, which translates from French to "false wood" or "imitation wood," and it can be applied to walls, doors, cabinets and pieces of furniture. Emma has worked all over the city doing decorative painting projects at private residences as well as for Boyd Reath at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she helped complete a wall finish in one of the gallery rooms for the Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age exhibit in 2015.
Limited edition giclee prints of Clover are available. Contact Emma Tapley for details. To purchase tickets for the Art on Paper Fair visit http://thepaperfair.com/tickets