November 04, 2005

Duston Spear at Sara Tecchia



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Benjamin Tischer the associate director of Sara Tecchia Gallery (529 West 20th Street, New York) talks about the Duston Spear exhibition. Spears' work is like a latter day Cy Twombly. There's an attention to the idea of the hand as it forms the letters of a word. Speer's pallette is quite lush and yet subdued at the same time. That seems like a contradiction but it's true. The magnified stroke of Graffiti is combined with other marking techniques such as scratching in a tar soaked base. The pick of the show are paintings made up of different panels. The dynamic between the sculptural and the narrative surface presents a reinvigorated look at the shaped canvas that can be compared to the likes of early Frank Stella and more recently Ron Gorchov.

Posted by gh at November 4, 2005 11:43 PM
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