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David Row

Von Lintel Gallery
520 West 23rd Street, 212-242-0599
October 12 - November 11, 2006
Reception: Thursday, October 12, 6 - 8 PM
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In this body of work, Row demonstrates his continuing commitment to combining an expressionistic language with his “pop-tech” production technique. Despite technical similarities with his earlier work, these paintings are markedly different in their stripped down, Spartan quality, coupled with a more highly evolved application of paint. The works have the freshness, transparency and intimacy of watercolors, but at a large scale. Row has developed his palette in a new direction as well. In contrast to the acidic, pop-industrial colors he is known for, he describes the color in this body of work as “concrete, earth color… the color of mud and grass, the inky sea and stone.” The visual impact of the work, as well as the artist’s engagement with his materials, is as exciting as ever. In Row’s own words, his “original visual language has been pulled apart and reassembled,” these paintings are “mutant strains of the original language.” As expected from an artist of his dedication and skill, Row has successfully taken his work to a new level.
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