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Hard Abstraction

by Noah Dillon
Nature is incredibly thrifty with materials, mostly using a few elements for everything living. Keratin can be found as down feathers or fingernails, carbon can be found as graphite or diamonds. The work of John Morris is about that simple variability at its heart. As in nature, with a very few building blocks, Morris creates structures of amazing subtlety and complexity, which are both strict and inviting. Morris delivers hard edge geometric abstraction, largely absent from D’Amelio Terras’s... [more]
Posted by Noah Dillon on 7/31/11

Abstraction Here and Now

by Noah Dillon
“Affinities: Painting in Abstraction,” at D’Amelio Terras through August 19, aims to describe recent trends and ideas in painting, mostly within the lineage of gestural abstraction. Independent curator Kate McNamara has assembled an exciting and sensuous show charged with untamed histories starting from the middle of the 20th century. One is first struck by Suzanne McClelland’s oil painting (2011), and its companion video in a nook behind the front desk. The video fills the gallery with... [more]
Posted by Noah Dillon on 7/31/11

A Look at Heather Rowe

by Christine Spangler
Based upon the artist’s memory of the recently demolished modernist home designed by architect Paul Rudolph in 1972, Heather Rowe’s installation piece entitled On Returning at D’Amelio Terras Gallery explores the nature of our aesthetic memory through structural fragmentation.  The singular large-scale sculpture inverts the architectural elements of this now destroyed home, outwardly exposing its interior minutiae in a psychologically charged fashion.  Its matrix of harsh architectural... [more]
Posted by Christine Spangler on 12/2/07
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