Ann Pibal, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

  Ann Pibal, BNKRS, 2007 Acrylic on aluminum, 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches May 8 — June 7, 2008 Pibal’s paintings feature deceptively simple compositions that utilize geometric motifs such as targets, rectangles, lines, and open cubes. Pibal works in both small-scale and large-scale formats, though no two paintings are exactly the same size. The compositions, executed in acrylic on thin aluminum panels, suggest shifting situations, motion or entropy; there is an active approach to […]

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David Reed: New Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

  November 8 — December 22, 2007 Max Protetch presents an exhibition of new work by David Reed. Occupying both the main gallery and the Project Space, the exhibition will feature paintings in several formats, including narrow vertically-oriented canvases that recall Reed’s earliest brushstroke paintings; medium-format horizontal paintings that seem to relate to the scale of television and large-format ones that maintain dialogue with the proportions of Cinemascope; large-scale vertical paintings; and #27, a narrow […]

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David Reed: The Painter and Late Style, by Michael Brennan

David Reed is a grandmaster — no painter has contributed as much in terms of expanding the vocabulary of abstract painting and maintaining its relevance during this era of marginalization, although there are many in New York who currently enjoy greater status. With a rare combination of technical virtuosity, historical ambition, and genuine image innovation Reed’s work is advancing in a world that’s dissolving into total digital delusion. No other post-modern painter has developed an […]

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