Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 15 September 2016


Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5-8 pm
Exhibition runs through October 15, 2016.

The Philip Slein Gallery is proud to present Subject Lines, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Alison Hall, Donald Moffett, Liat Yossifor, and Robert Zungu. Four painters, four methodological  approaches -- four lines of attack -- that each yield unique and signature results in which boldness and calm seem to reside in equal parts. 

Alison Hall’s paintings often recall Renaissance architecture, in this case the Arena Chapel in Padua, where layers of meticulously applied paint are ascribed to a plaster ground. Donald Moffett extrudes spindles of monochromatic oil paint to completely cover the picture plane and aggressively confront viewers with its charged psychological tactility.  Liat Yossifor coerces colorful oil paints into varying greys. Yossifor’s physical and performative engagement with her paintings record subconscious symbols in its expressionist surfaces. Using altered 19th century Japanese stencils as his point of departure, Robert Zungu employs laser toner ink and silver overlay to create constellations that both further the potential for Abstraction and mark time with new material phenomenologies.

Also showing in the Project Room: paintings from the Whitney Biennial and other works
by Dan Walsh

Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am-5pm 

The Philip Slein Gallery
314.361.2617
4735 McPherson Ave.63108
Central West End

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