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Sunday, April 18, 2010

gerry trilling

GT03 20" x 8"

A Saint Louis native, Gerry Trilling received a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990 and currently lives in the Kansas City area. She makes constructed paintings based on a mid-century coverlet pattern, using commercially available materials including vinyl, lenticular plastic, fabric and paint. Gerry's patterns often consist of thousands of 3/4" squares of chipboard. This is how she chose to treat the base of the doll stand.

Trilling’s work has been exhibited in Kansas City and regionally, including shows at Byron Cohen Gallery and Jan Weiner Gallery. She has received multiple awards, including the Kansas Arts Commission Mini Fellowship in 2001 and a Professional Development Grant from the Creative Capital Foundation in 2008.

My photo of Gerry's doll does not even begin to do justice to the explosion of yellow that is the base and the dress. You've got to see it in person! And please visit her website to see what she's normally up to in her studio.

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