Night Swimming

The paintings of Night Swimming have been in the works for the last two years. This body of work continues the artist’s obsession with explosive color and geometry while introducing the condition of amorphous fluidity. The new strategies in play evolved from the materials themselves, and from the artifacts leftover from the painting process. The contested focus of these works allows the paintings to create compelling atmospheric depth as elements appear and disappear in billowing waves of color. This lens of distortion embodies the unknown, creating surprising and fresh fractured combinations of pattern and color, shape and formlessness. Using dyes, airbrush, handcut stencils and a loose improvisational hand, Night Swimming hopes to bring the audience into these lavish and saturated worlds.


September 2 - October 28

receptions September 2, 6-8

October 7, 6-8


Alex Blau

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