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Linear Abstraction at Barry Whistler Gallery

Posted On: Jul 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Camplin Art

Linear Abstraction at Barry Whistler Gallery

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In defence of the strip, Barry Whistler Gallery has organized an exhibition of Linear Abstraction. The show includes Frank Badur, Alain Biltereyst, Nathan Green, Ellsworth Kelly, Matt Kleberg, Alicia McCarthy, and Kenneth Noland. When writing about the idea of a strips, I mean a wide line that is often in color. This show uses strips in varying degree of complexity, but essentially these paintings celebrate the fat line.
There is not danger of the strip disappearing as a subject matter anytime soon, yet is there really any point to play off of this aging trope? The show consist of seven artists, so I would say it that many voices feel the urge to give us their take on this simple act of expression. Matt Kleberg bring a architectural element to his use of strips to create the illusion of space. I am remind of the ornate theaters of the 1930's, only Kleberg simplifies them into abstract portraits. He also explores arches that remind me of Roman architecture like the Coliseum. The...

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