Richard Gray Gallery has announced The Black Paintings, a solo exhibition of recent abstract works by Jim Dine, will be on view at the gallery’s City of New York location from October 25 through December 21, 2018. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 25 from 6 to 8 pm.
The Black Paintings are a series of eight large-format works first conceived in 2015 at Jim Dine’s studio in Walla Walla, Washington. Built from a thick impasto of acrylic paint, sand and charcoal, Dine carefully works each canvas with an electric sander to achieve distinct and textured surfaces. A dominant configuration of related black shapes anchors the composition of each painting, which the artist explains “evokes a figurative image that was (and is) human, yet [is] visually concrete so that the black forms can be interpreted unconsciously as many things.” [Read more…] about Jim Dine: The Black Paintings Open in NYC