David Rich – Paintings

April 5 – June 2, 2013
opening reception: Friday, April 5, 6–9PM

David Rich Paintings, Catalog
April 2013 (pdf download 2 MB)
read the catalog here
It is a creed of our gallery that painting should address the definition of the art object, as the conceptual artists did some 40 years ago. Matters of genre and lineage in painting are secondary. So we look for a painting that can free itself up from genre and a take hold of ideation.

Rich's paintings amount to a kind of "index" of marking and noting. It is where abstraction verges upon hermeneutic concerns of language and conceptual art. In Rich’s shorthand, there is a cut-to-the-chase quality that feels like it gets under the hood of things, and does not abide the assumption of abstraction.

(from the catalog essay)

Evening, Warehouses and Water
oil on canvas, 42 x 40 in. 2006