Bay Area painter Donald Feasél,
opens his fourth solo exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art on Thursday,
May 22 with a reception for the artist from 5:30-7:30 pm. Feasel's bold
new works are explorations in energetic pours of black pigment on raw
canvas. The exhibition will continue through June 28.
Known for his abstract paintings, Feasél has created new
gestural works in a fresh way. The warmth of the canvas juxtaposed to
the dark, energetic lines give the work a retro feel, harkening to the
days of cool jazz. The compositions have a minimal, yet exceedingly
vibrant quality, as the marks zig-zag across the canvas, bouncing from
one side to another, drips trailing the spontaneous but controlled
movement. The artist moves from one painting to the next, working on
unstretched canvas later mounted on frames. On display will be small to
mid-sized paintings, the largest painting measuring 48 by 72 inches in
Donald Feasél is an accomplished Bay Area painter, whose
abstract oil paintings have generated critical acclaim over the years.
Originally from Los Angeles, he received his BA from UCLA in 1976, and
studied with Elmer Bischoff at the University of California at
Berkeley, where he received his MFA in 1984. His work has been included
in numerous Bay Area exhibitions, and he is represented in the
collections of the di Rosa Preserve, Napa, and the San Jose Museum of
Art. He is currently a lecturer at San Jose State University and
maintains his studio practice in San Francisco.