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Watchlist Artist: Steven Husby

65GRAND is pleased to present BRUTE FORCe, Steven Husby's first solo exhibition with the gallery.

At first appearing impersonal and cold, the paintings of Steven Husby display a highly individual approach. They are the product of an artist concerned with precision and permutation. Like many abstractionists working today, Husby takes painting as his subject. But that is just the starting point. The artist is concerned not with the meaning or purpose of painting but rather the construction of image. How are visual representations structured? What is the underlying mathematical logic?

Husby's paintings look not only to the rich past of working methods along the lines of Agnes Martin and Ad Reinhardt with their monastic rigor and exhaustive variations, but also contemporary image culture.

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Steven Husby, Untitled, 2012 . collage . 8-1/2 x 11 in; Courtesy of the Artist and 65GRAND


More on Steven Husby (b. Huron, South Dakota)

Steven Husby lives and works in Chicago. Solo exhibitions include RUBICON at Julius Caesar, 2011; we speak the way we breathe, Peregrine Program, 2010; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2007; and the Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, California, 2005. Group exhibitions include Afterimage at the DePaul University Museum of Art, 2012; Bad Moon at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 2008; and at The Suburban, 2004. His work has been written about on,, Art:21 Blog, in the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, and in the catalogs Afterimage and Can I Come Over to Your House? The First 10 Years of the Suburban.

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For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website)

(Image on top: Steven Husby, Untitled, 2012, acrylic on unprimed canvas, 84 x 72 inches; Courtesy of the Artist and 65GRAND)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/20/13 | tags: mixed-media abstract

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