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McClain Gallery presents David Row: "OBJECT/IMAGE" opening reception

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Image courtesy of David Row

McClain Gallery will present "OBJECT/IMAGE," a solo exhibition presenting eight new shaped paintings alongside smaller works on panel and paper by David Row. These works feature matte, metallic pigments with discreet fluorescent underpainting that sneaks along the edges of the works. The paintings’ polygonal wood panels push beyond the confines of classic rectangular supports, eschewing tradition and orthogonal forms with a sense of lightness. This marks Row’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Renowned for his distinctive approach to geometric abstraction, Row focuses OBJECT/IMAGE on the shaped supports of the paintings. These works intentionally interrupt the viewer’s sense of perspective: no edge is parallel to the ground or vertical in space. Instead, Row favors an unmooring from the traditional viewer–painting, or subject–object, relationship. To find anchoring, the viewer must grapple with her body’s proximity to the painting/object in order to situate herself in this new proposition. Row allows this process to happen phenomenologically through physical orientation and perceptual attunement. Time and movement are crucial factors in the viewer's experience of this work.

The exhibition will remain on display through June 22.

McClain Gallery will present "OBJECT/IMAGE," a solo exhibition presenting eight new shaped paintings alongside smaller works on panel and paper by David Row. These works feature matte, metallic pigments with discreet fluorescent underpainting that sneaks along the edges of the works. The paintings’ polygonal wood panels push beyond the confines of classic rectangular supports, eschewing tradition and orthogonal forms with a sense of lightness. This marks Row’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Renowned for his distinctive approach to geometric abstraction, Row focuses OBJECT/IMAGE on the shaped supports of the paintings. These works intentionally interrupt the viewer’s sense of perspective: no edge is parallel to the ground or vertical in space. Instead, Row favors an unmooring from the traditional viewer–painting, or subject–object, relationship. To find anchoring, the viewer must grapple with her body’s proximity to the painting/object in order to situate herself in this new proposition. Row allows this process to happen phenomenologically through physical orientation and perceptual attunement. Time and movement are crucial factors in the viewer's experience of this work.

The exhibition will remain on display through June 22.

WHEN

WHERE

McClain Gallery
2242 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098, USA
https://viewingroom.mcclaingallery.com/viewing-room/david-row-object-image#tab:thumbnails

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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