Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 12 September 2013

Andrew Masullo, 5534, 2012-13, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Reception: Thursday, September 12th, 2013, 6-8 pm runs through October 5th

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present the first St. Louis exhibition of painters Andrew Masullo and Cary Smith. After several decades as an abstract (or, as he prefers, "non-objective") painter, Andrew Masullo has achieved national and international recognition with his inclusion in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and his recent one-man show at Mary Boone Gallery. The Whitney's statement on Masullo says that he "has developed and refined his deceptively simple arrays of shapes and colors since his days as part of the East Village gallery scene of the mid-1980s. Working with unmixed oil paint in high-keyed colors on small canvases, Masullo creates complex conversations among form, color, and surface. His concerns are purely within the process of painting." Masullo is a pure painter, his process, pure painting.

Like Masullo, Cary Smith is a painter's painter. The meticulous handling of materials by his steady hand renders his imagery sharp definition. His mind, like his hand, is unrelenting in working and reworking themes, each time finding new yet subtle variations.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave
 Central West End


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