Ned Evans’ recent survey exhibition entitled Slight Return; A Selection of paintings 1985 – 2015 at Craig Krull comprises a long-standing commitment to abstraction with the oft visual nod to great abstractionists like Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko. As a whole, these paintings create visual conversations between one another wherein a deepening flow of red paint counterweights the starkness of an oddly familiar painterly object à la Robert Rauschenberg, yet more weightless. Evans’ masterful handling of materials allows for myriad shifts and changes within a relatively simple formal visual system, yet each work breathes a nearly ostensible inner life.
The daughter and niece of painters, gallery owner Andrea Schwartz left her native Texas to study painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating in 1977.
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Lone figures inhabit haunting, otherworldly landscapes in the paintings of Seamus Conley, who combines images of fantasy and reality and other contrasting entities in his hyperrealistic works. Conley continues to explore this theme in his new series, in which he looks at the inner and external worlds of daydreamers.
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