Dan Walsh: Paintings

Dan Walsh: Paintings

by Dan Walsh, Bob Nickas, Eric de Chassey, Stephen Ellis
     
 
The New York Times' Roberta Smith described Dan Walsh's paintings thus: "The obvious historical precedents of these canvases include Minimal art's grids and stripes, Color Field painting's stained-canvas punch and Josef Albers' chromatic intelligence jazzed toward Op. But Mr. Walsh's fusion of them is surprisingly organic and present. It is grounded in a

Overview

The New York Times' Roberta Smith described Dan Walsh's paintings thus: "The obvious historical precedents of these canvases include Minimal art's grids and stripes, Color Field painting's stained-canvas punch and Josef Albers' chromatic intelligence jazzed toward Op. But Mr. Walsh's fusion of them is surprisingly organic and present. It is grounded in a slightly muted though still vivid palette, a distinctive sense of proportion and a penchant for compositions--especially grids--built from large expanses, little squares, lines and stripes of layered, contrasting colors. Everything is softened by the vagaries of the hand... The result is choral. No element functions independently; each modulates the others. Mr. Walsh paints with a directness similar to Agnes Martin's, but gives himself more to do." Featuring more than 70 color reproductions of paintings and installation views demonstrating Walsh's at once programmatic and playful approach to abstract painting, this first comprehensive overview spans the last 15 years and includes contributions by Stephen Ellis, Eric de Chassey and Bob Nickas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975392102
Publisher:
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York/ Galerie Xippas, Paris
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Working independently, Bob Nickas has curated more than 40 shows for galleries and museums since 1984. He is a regular contributor to Artforum and serves as curatorial advisor at P.S. 1 in New York.

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