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Stephen Beal: whites and linens

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untitled # 7 (from The Linens), 2012 Acrylic, Graphite on Polished Medium-weight Belgian Linen 20 X 22 In. (50.8 X 55.9 Cm)
Stephen Beal: whites and linens
Curated by: George Lawson

315 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, California 94103
March 15th, 2013 - April 27th, 2013
Opening: March 16th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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LA18: We are pleased to be showing selections from two series of Stephen Beal’s work, paintings on wooden panels and stretched linen that predominately engage white. Both groups provide an opportunity to chart the evolution of Beal’s understanding, and at the same time, to gauge the maturation of painting in general as a discipline responsive to contemporary issues. Beyond formal variations on the grid, these works are stages set for what paint can do; they reveal the broad range of the medium’s capacity to record touch, revel in nuance and articulate values in a manner language cannot reach. Beal was appointed president of the California College of Arts in 2008, coming to CCA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was Vice President of Academic Planning. His exhibition history dates back to the 1970s. This is his third show with our gallery. A 140-page hardcover book with 62 color reproductions accompanies the exhibition.