What: George Lawson Gallery | Los Angeles, Opening
Artist: TAD WILEY
Show: Fifty Vellums | Selections from the Series, Recent Paintings on Paper
When: January 11 – February 11, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: 8564 Washington Blvd, Culver City 90232
From the George Lawson Gallery:
We are pleased to be showing recent work from New York based painter Tad Wiley, his third exhibition in our gallery. For this show Wiley has chosen 28 from a group of 50 paintings on vellum paper that have occupied him since June of 2010. Approaching paper with the same rigor he brings to his wood panels, Wiley states,
“The vellum support has been a perfect choice in that its smooth surface allows the paint to sit right up on top. However the surface is not without ‘tooth’, which traps the more thinned out color in a way reminiscent of the application of tusche on a lithography stone. The translucent cast allows overspills to creep around the back surface and appear on the front in a ‘ghosting’ fashion.”
Wiley’s shift from his accustomed oil-based enamel to an alkyd painting medium for this series has allowed more spontaneity, a looser handling with expanded options for form and color within the field, resulting in a very dynamic body of work. In our new small gallery, we will show a selection of paintings in enamel on wood. Both bodies of work continue to develop Wiley’s geometric language with its traces of architecture, wood joinery, and the natural world.
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