Jim Napierala and Lisa Pressman
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.