Group Exhibition opening Friday Nov. 11 at 5PM – 8PM – Showing works by Matthew Feyld, Andre Butzer and Daniel Levine.
Since 1990 Levine has created monochrome paintings. By slowly building up layers of paint, he exploits difference: for each work the canvas is often a slightly different color, tone, or weave; it may be stretched at different depths, creating thinner or thicker profiles; the shapes are almost but not quite square; and thin borders amplify the paintings’ varying surfaces.
The process, which can take several years, is documented on the back, creating a kind of diary for each work’s growth.
He was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1989 and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 1989. His work is represented in the collection of the Panza Collection, The Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Museum of Contemporary Art – Tucson, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, and private collections in Europe, South America, and the United States.
Daniel Levine – is in the collections of:
The Panza Collection
The Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Museum of Contemporary Art – Tucson
The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo
and private collections in the United States, Europe, and South America.
Daniel Levine was born in New York City in 1959. He earned a BFA in 1981 and an MFA in 1983 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
The painted piece in this exhibition is part of the series of so-called “N-Bilder” (N-Pictures) initiated in 2010. All black-and-white paintings in this cycle are united by an alignment to the incalculable dimension of “N”.
Born in Stuttgart 1973
The foundation of Feyld’s work is the exchange between the physical, material, and more ambiguous aspects of the perception in painting. His recent paintings typically have upwards of 20-30 layers of paint and pigmented medium. Each layer is added and sometimes sanded, until the weave of the cotton canvas, or grain of the wood is no longer evident.
Though the canvases appear cold and mathematically precise at first glance, close observers are rewarded with the painterly texture and gesture created by Feyld’s layered process and free-hand line. The interplay between exactitude and expression contributes to the tension present in Feyld’s works, which is aggravated by his dramatic use of positive and negative space
Matthew Feyld (b. 1985; Saskatchewan, Canada)
The artist lives and works in Montreal, QC.