April 14, 2010

tony delap: playful geometric reductivism




the occultist 2007
acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10"






plenty of green 2007
acrylic on aluminum and wood 10.5" x 10.5" x 1"






the man who holds the green 2007
wood, panel board, canvas and acrylic 30" x 31" x 3.375"






the alkahest 2007
acrylic on canvas and wood 21" x 21" x 2.5"






aces high 5 2007
acrylic on canvas 12" x 12"






tipsy 2007
acrylic on canvas and wood 11" x 11"






amaso 2007
wood, panel board, canvas and acrylic 30" x 31" x 3.375"


installation views:
from an installation at patricia faure gallery, 2007 - 2008
















...DeLap carves wall hung surfaces to move gradually inward and outward, but paints strictly rectilinear shapes on them, inverting the ideas that the frame is square and the image is free form. Hard edged rectangles painted in acrylic interact with areas of canvas that have been worked to curl or rise ever so slightly. The goal is to get us to think about space and dimension both as art process and as real experience.
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