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William Siegal Gallery is pleased to present Color Fall, an exhibition of new work by David Ivan Clark, Willy Richardson and Cornelia Thomsen. The show will open August 29th with a reception from 5 – 7pm at 540 S. Guadalupe Street in the Railyard Arts District.
Color Fall unites three artists whose work address verticality in painting…
David Ivan Clark’s subtle gradations take cues from color-field and monochromatic painting traditions but simultaneously evoke a sense of reductive landscape. Cloudy layers of atmospheric color hover above low horizons blurred as if by fading twilight or rising heat waves.
Willy Richardson’s gestural abstractions take gravity as a constant. Paint is pulled downward in large, loose brush strokes later intertwined with smooth gradient passages and the occasional drip. The result is an energetic dialogue between high and low key color, manifest in an array of contrasting brush techniques.
Cornelia Thomsen’s vertical stripe paintings seem impossibly precise. One might mistake them for digital renderings were it not for the edges of the canvas where her painterly process reveals itself. Her perfect lines and seamless gradations are a testament to the steady hand of a master. Contrasting colors pulled from representational paintings of her past push and pull the eye like a waving curtain – creating a dynamic visual vibration.
The exhibition shows at the gallery until September 23rd.