This exhibition presents a retrospective of the work of painter David Ambrose (b. 1960), who lives and works in Bound Brook, NJ. Throughout his career, Mr. Ambrose has been exploring elements found in or on architectural facades, interiors, or floor plans in his richly colored, intensely worked, paintings on hand-stitched lace or pierced paper.
Ambrose observes similarities between lace patterns and the tracery and stonework of the great cathedrals. His work can be seen as a blending of the perceived “feminine” art of lacemaking and the “masculine” activity of building.
The exhibition, comprised of over 75 works including early realist works, sketchbooks, artist books and paintings on both lace and paper, features works from 1985 through this year.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.