Curated by: Peg Curtin and Bruce Garrity
Mellifluous, porous, undulating and otherwise, surfaces serve as visual signifiers. Surface as Signifier examines conceptually abstract works that are slick, transparent, thick, thin, and heavily layered. Process, evidence of touch — or lack of touch — contributes to and shapes the content of this work. Collectively, these contrasting vernaculars point to an open sensibility that continues to limn new narratives in abstract painting.
Surface as Signifier features: