Gray Contemporary presents Douglas Witmer: Verse and Chorus opening reception
Using direct, economical, and conscious actions, Douglas Witmer’s paintings are characterized by emphatic bands of solid color spanning across ephemeral wash-like grounds. Witmer's painting process is completely intuitive and additive. Every decision is made directly on the surface. The elemental nature of Witmer's compositions quickly lead the viewer into all-out sensuality around the experience of the painted object.
An accomplished musician and music enthusiast, Witmer titles his work by appropriating lyrical phrases from the songs he plays in his studio headphones. The exhibition title Verse and Chorus alludes to the idea that individual paintings contribute in a way one might think of voices in an ensemble.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 14.