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Exhibitions by Chris Trueman and Mark Harrington at Edward Cella Art + Architecture

March 5, 2014 by Megan Koester in Upcoming Events with 0 Comments

Edward Cella Art + Architecture is pleased to present Beneath the Skin, an exhibition of new works by Southern California based painter Chris Trueman, and Broken – Ground, an exhibition of recent works by Californian born, German based artist Mark Harrington. An opening reception for the exhibitions, which run through April 26th, will take place from 6 to 8PM on Saturday, March 8th. Harrington will host an informal tour of his exhibition and talk on that date at 5:30 PM, led by curator and gallery director Carl Berg; Trueman will do the same at 5PM on Saturday, April 12th.

Chris Trueman, CG, 2013

Chris Trueman, CG, 2013

In his debut project with ECAA, Chris Trueman explores the coexistence of several competing traditions of abstract painting, and presents a cohesive vocabulary that draws from the tensions of its collisions. This most recent body of work presents a unique amalgam of various genres as the artist references the precision of hard edge painting, the expansiveness of color field and the gestural nuance of abstract expressionism. The resulting works are both expansive and immersive, inviting the viewer to experience the simultaneity of depth and recession, spontaneity and strategy.

Chris Trueman, SL, 2014

Chris Trueman, SL, 2014

Mark Harrington investigates the intersection of the plastic and the abstract, creating works that are both sculptural and painterly in their execution. With an interest in traditional fresco techniques, and the use of self-made tools and implements, Harrington creates process oriented works that build surface tensions which oscillate between varying degrees of opacity and transparency.

Mark Harrington, Untitled, 2010

Mark Harrington, Untitled, 2010

Harrington creates striated matte surfaces with a minimal approach to composition. Building accretions of paint, and stripping them away through a physically engaged scraping technique, the artist’s works propose a dialogue between the illusory and the concrete. Bands of transparent distressed color are set against the sculptural nature and sediment of his materials. Investigating the interaction of color and line, the artist’s large scale abstractions focus on space, pictorial depth and light.

Mark Harrington, Untitled, 2010

Mark Harrington, Untitled, 2010

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://www.edwardcella.com

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