Congratulations to American artist Terry Ekasala on this career-changing solo exhibition at The Hall Foundation in Reading, Vermont from 15 May – 22 August 2020. Running concurrently will be a solo exhibition by major American artist Katherine Bradford, this exhibition cements the status of Ekasala's work in Northern America.
About The Hall Foundation
The Hall Art Foundation was founded in 2007 and makes available postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of Andrew and Christine Hall for the enjoyment and education of the public. The Hall Foundation operates two museum spaces: Schloss Derneburg Museum, situated near Hanover, Germany; and The Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont. The Hall Art Foundation also has an exhibition partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, in North Adams, Massachusetts, the largest contemporary art museum in North America.
Together, the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections comprise over 5,000 works by several hundred artists including Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Nicole Eisenman, Olafur Eliasson, Eric Fischl, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol and Franz West.
About the Artist
Known for creating expressive, abstract paintings that border on representation, this exhibition includes a dozen new large-scale paintings and works on paper. Often delineated with thinly painted lines, Ekasala populates her compositions with vibrant and at times translucent sections of color juxtaposed or layered across each other.
Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, artist Terry Ekasala graduated from the Art Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1983 she set up her first studio at the Clay Hotel and Youth Hostel on Espanola Way in Miami Beach, a broken down palace of art deco dreams.
Ekasala became a member of the Artifacts Art Group, which staged weekly events at Miami's Fire and Ice nightclub. She was also part of a group of graffiti artists whose work on abandoned buildings was featured in the Miami Herald and as background in major advertising campaigns.
In 1987 Ekasala moved to Paris and eventually set up a studio in Belleville, the colorful 20th Arrondissement at La Forge where she was part a diverse artistic community that organized the first artist squat or reclaimed studio space to become legal in Paris. During this time, her style underwent numerous changes, moving from figurative to abstract, and she exhibited widely in Paris, Berlin and New York.
In 2001 Ekasala moved to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom and has exhibited work at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, the Burlington Center for the Arts (BAC), the Metalstone Gallery in New York City, Matter & Light Boston MA and the Hall Art Foundation in Reading VT. Ekasala's work is in numerous private collections.