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"Steve Silver: Space is the Place"
2003-06-07 until 2003-06-29
Plus Ultra Gallery
USA United States of America
Plus Ultra is juiced to present "Space Is the Place,î a solo exhibit of recent work by New York artist Steve Silver. In a dazzling new series of abstracted landscapes, Silver presents lushly impasto acrylic works on polystyrene. Unified by their shared horizon line and square shapes, each painting is a complex formal study in color, shape and movement.
Admirers of Sun Ra will have no trouble recognizing the title Silver has selected for his series (it's taken from another of Sun Ra's uninhibited and wildly joyous musical extravaganzas), which is all the more fitting for Silver's virtuoso performance of wet-on-wet painting, with palettes running the gamut from simple to extraordinarily complicated, resulting in extremely beautiful objects, where meaning is cloaked, but the shocking harmonies of the real world are revealed.