Dee Shapiro “In The Beginning… Selections From 1974 through 1980”

David Richard Gallery

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This presentation focuses on an interesting and important time in Shapiro’s career, the mid-to-late 1970s the early 80s. During this period she leveraged the organizational grids and mark making (like connecting loops of yarn in knitting or hooking and knotting a rug) with her love of lines (think of a grid, the warp and weft in weaving) and passion for color to visually merge paints and textiles. Acrylic paint was not brushed or pulled with a palette knife on her canvases, instead, she extruded it from the tubes though a tip, painstakingly, drop-by-drop, transforming the fluid medium into individual “knots” of pigment. The resulting surfaces were rich and lush, full of densely pixilated pigment, casing shadows and providing depth on the surface like a woven rug. The complex patterns were the product of her use of mathematical algorithms, like the Fibonacci Sequence. The paintings includes chevron patterns zig-zagging across the canvas, spirals and elaborate short horizontal lines the created vertical columns and another pattern of angled lined spanning from edge to edge diagonally across the canvases.



from March 31, 2021 to April 23, 2021


Dee Shapiro

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