poster for Dan Walsh Exhibition

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The Paula Cooper Gallery presents a selection of works (1994-2014) by Dan Walsh. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, books, and mixed media, shedding light on Walsh’s artistic evolution throughout the last twenty years.

Since the 1990s, Walsh has traced a particular trajectory in painting, working from a pared-down repertoire of elemental forms – lines, grids, squares and rectangles – which he continuously reorganizes within the visual field.

The paintings on view range from his earlier black-and-white tableaux to his more recent chromatic Cycle series, in which Walsh translates specific referents into his own visual language. His paintings and works on paper explore “process generated images,” a method of creating images shaped by the process of their own making. Proposing a dialogue between the systematic and the open-ended, Walsh employs a defined set of rules, which are used to progress toward complex surfaces that then activate the visual field. The artist layers strokes of paint, the logic of each informing and infiltrating the next. He describes this as an additive methodology in which the result is unexpected: a build-up of marks and bursts of color constituting more than the sum of its parts.

In the past 15 years, a large part of the artist’s activity has also revolved around artist books, which he often develops as a sequential format in which to break apart and re-assemble his own pictorial practice. Methodically repeated shapes, varying within a controlled set of parameters, allow the reader to delve into Walsh’s art in near-narrative form.



from January 07, 2015 to February 21, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-01-15 from 18:00 to 20:00


Dan Walsh

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