Mark Grotjahn, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

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Mark Grotjahn makes conceptually grounded paintings that collide abstract and figurative elements to unsettle the conventions of each. By continuously combining the seemingly incompatible poles of abstraction and figuration, realism and expressionism, rational logic and intuitive process, Grotjahn stakes a claim for the continued vitality of both abstraction and painting itself.

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Jason Hoelscher: Attention Span Management, Recent Paintings, RULE Gallery, Denver, Colorado

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Jason Hoelscher, Catalyticon, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 48 inches November 6, 2009 – January 2, 2010 Jason Hoelscher’s work explores the interzones between flat and spatial, between corporate and aesthetic. Using a sleek, minimal look influenced as much by logos and graphic design as by minimalism and hard-edge abstract painting, Hoelscher tests two of the dominant pictorial modes of painting over the last 500 years. Combining the visual cues of Renaissance perspective with […]

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Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Morris Louis, Floral V, 1959-60  November 9, 2007 — February 3, 2008 Color field paintings are expansive canvases washed with flat areas of solid color. Color as Field is the first exhibition to bring together the works of major color field painters. The show features about 40 color field paintings and explores their sources, meaning, and impact. The exhibition includes paintings by color field artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, […]

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