The large geometric paintings by Dan Walsh included in the Biennial are recent examples of the artist’s longstanding search for “minimal order met with maximal optical force.” Although the shapes’ lines and curves are so perfectly formed that they appear to have been made mechanically, close looking reveals that Walsh painted every line by hand through a painstaking layering process. The artist has described this practice as “trying to paint my way out of the grid . . . in and out of corners.”
The patterns in these paintings, as in much of Walsh’s work, reference historical forms such as Tibetan mandalas, Peruvian textiles, and Op art, as well as contemporary computer circuitry and 3-D graphics.
Dan Walsh’s work is on view in the Museum’s fourth floor galleries.
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Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna
Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
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Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
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Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
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Hawkins and Catherine Opie
Yve Laris Cohen
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and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
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Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace