The Physics of surface tension

 

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Opening Reception | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 6 to 8pm

Stanley Casselman | The Physics of Surface Tension | March 19 - April 12, 2015

Brintz Galleries is thrilled to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Stanley Casselman, from March 19 - April 12, 2015 at 375 South County Road, Palm Beach. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with Brintz Galleries. It will feature new paintings on canvas from his Luminor series.

Casselman's strategies for picture making are calculated: allowing process to provide structure, paint density to convey texture and an almost preternatural understanding of color to provide depth. Though the works are deliberately composed, they are typified by chance happenings, the unanticipated and the improvised moment. These unexpected occasions elevate the work from pure constructions to an art object infused with a certain kind of élan vital.

Cassleman's layering of paint reveals a sure physicality, a fluidity, a shifting between the subtle and the abstract. These slight shifts create a harmonious synthesis, providing an overall impression and feeling of movement on the surface plane. Beneath this is the recognition that notions of traditional paint handling have to be disregarded and abandoned when contemplating this type of three-dimensionality.

In much of Casselman's works, there is a pairing of the immediately visually satisfying with the gradual maturation of a well-wrought work. And in this coupling mere pictures become almost vivified and with each encounter they are seen anew.

Stanley Casselman was born in 1963 in Arizona and currently lives in New York City. He

was educated at Richmond College and Pitzer College. His work has been extensively exhibited both domestically and internationally, including shows in London, Vienna, Basel, Seoul and Hong Kong. His work can be found in museums and public and private collections throughout the world. He has been featured in Forbes, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

For further information regarding the exhibition, please contact: Dalton D. Freed
Brintz Galleries Palm Beach
dalton@brintzgalleries.com

561.469.7771