Art opening reception: David Row: Elements

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McClain Gallery hosts David Row's work in an exhibition featuring new paintings, works on paper and sculptures in cast glass. A major figure in the New York art scene of the 1980s and '90s, Row is well known for his distinct approach to non-representational geometric abstraction. For Row, abstraction allows the work to exist and evolve on its own terms, while permitting the work to be interpreted in a plethora of ways.

Elements highlights the significance of drawing as integral to Row's artistic process. The foundations of his drawings and paintings begin with a series of points or constellations from which the artist works to interconnect with a layered network of shapes and lines. Within this complex geometric framework, one is able to see evidence of every decision made and mark realized. Thinner, transparent layers of paint vividly interact with grounds underneath, whereas more opaque passages emphasize the overall compositions that seem to want to jump beyond their shaped supports, themselves composed of multiple polygonal canvases.

On view through Dec. 21.



McClain Gallery
2242 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098


Admission is free.
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