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Rob Nadeau. Courtesy of Mixed Greens.

Rob Nadeau, Heavy Chalk

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Mixed Greens
531 West 26th Street, 212-331-8888
Chelsea
April 17 - May 23, 2008
Reception: Thursday, April 17, 6 - 8 PM
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Mixed Greens is thrilled to announce Rob Nadeau’s second solo show with the gallery. In this exhibition he will debut an exciting new series of large-scale abstract paintings.

Nadeau’s new work combines calculated layers, fragments of found text and spontaneous marks made by brush, taped edge, collage and spray gun. Heavily scraped and layered passages of drips, stenciled patterns and brushstrokes live alongside large, stark areas of empty space.

The raw combination speaks to Nadeau’s willingness to take risks, and to utilize chance, as ways to engage the viewer in both an internal and external experience. Tinged with a punk flavor, these paintings are more aggressive than his last body of work, with textures and surfaces that have the visceral feel of low relief sculpture.

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