The Problem Queen by Jim Napierala
Jim Napierala, The Problem Queen (2014), Flashe, aluminum leaf, and acrylic on wood panel, 18 x 18 inches

Jim Napierala and Lisa Pressman

Two-person exhibition

June 10 – July 11, 2021 | Opening Reception: June 12, 2021

The first presentation in SEFA Hudson’s Summer 2021 exhibition series highlights mixed media paintings and works on paper by Jim Napierala and Lisa Pressman. 

Napierala and Pressman work in abstract styles, and their compositions are structured by their sensitivity to materiality. Creating highly tactile surfaces, they manipulate and layer materials, including wax and metal leaf, until forms emerge. Often, Napierala embraces humor and ambiguity, while Pressman contemplates grief and transformation. Yet, both artists firmly root their creative approach in their intuition—the otherwise and the unknown—always open to interpretation.

Artist: Lisa Pressman