Line, Curve, Form
July 20 - August 28, 2010
Opening reception Saturday, July 24, 2010 5:00 - 8:00 PM

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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Line, Curve, Form, an exhibition of paintings and wall sculptures by Simon Aldridge, Alex Couwenberg, Mark Emerson, Julie Karabenick, Scott Malbaurn and Richard Roth. These artists create optically active abstractions in two and three-dimensions through the use of lines, curves and forms juxtaposed with color combinations so vibrant that they appear to vibrate.

Three of the artists feature works that are more object-like, doubling as paintings and wall sculptures. Aldridge generates illusionary effects with three-dimensional wall sculptures that range from modernistic undulations to minimalistic boxes of wood and glass in which orbs of color seem to float. In a similar vein, Roth paints perfectly flat, hard-edge compositions on hand-made wooden boxes that deceive the eye and beg to be viewed from multiple angles to confirm the optical effects. Malbaurn employs a hard-edge style of painting with reductive compositions that create minimalistic, object-like paintings.

The other three artists create their illusions through unique applications of paint. Couwenberg plays with familiar curvilinear shapes, color and texture to create deeply layered forms often asymmetrically situated in an expanse of negative space. Emerson’s paintings create powerful vibrations by combining strategically situated colors in layered geometric patterns that jump out of their two-dimensional plane. Karabenick produces paintings based on the square with crisp edges, pristine surfaces and color combinations that create a pulsing sensation.

Aldridge has exhibited in over 35 group and solo exhibitions in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, including P.S.1 MoMA Contemporary Art Center. He is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant and New York Foundation for the Arts Grant. Couwenberg’s work has been included in the permanent collections of the Laguna Art Museum, the Montgomery Gallery/Pomona College Museum of Art and the traveling exhibition, “Out of Line,” featuring non-objective work from Southern California. He is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. Emerson lives, works and teaches in California and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum. Karabenick has exhibited in 26 group and solo exhibitions since 2000 in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Ann Arbor. She writes extensively for Geoform, an on-line scholarly curatorial project of which she is the founder and editor. Malbaurn lives and works in New York and has exhibited his work in over 36 group and solo shows in New York, London, Miami and Baltimore. Roth has exhibited his work in dozens of national and international exhibitions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has co-edited and co-authored books on art and design and is currently on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University.


Exhibited Work

The Piano Lesson Simon Aldridge
The Piano Lesson
Spray paint on polycarbonate and wood
2003
16 x 20 x 4 inches
 
Orange Cloud Simon Aldridge
Orange Cloud
Sprayed paint on glass and wooden frame
2010
20 x 24 x 5 inches
 
Pink Cloud Simon Aldridge
Pink Cloud
Sprayed paint on glass and wooden frame
2010
20 x 24 x 5 inches
 
Yellow Cloud Simon Aldridge
Yellow Cloud
Sprayed paint on glass and wooden frame
2010
20 x 24 x 5 inches
 
Green Cloud Simon Aldridge
Green Cloud
Sprayed paint on glass and wooden frame
2010
20 x 24 x 5 inches
 
Blue Wallride Simon Aldridge
Blue Wallride
Spray paint on polycarbonate and wood
2002
32 x 58 x 6 inches
 
Fairfax Alex Couwenberg
Fairfax
Acrylic on canvas
2009
78 x 96 inches
 
Ollerchoke Mark Emerson
Ollerchoke
Polymer on panel
2009
20 x 20 inches
 
Green Mark Emerson
Green
Polymer on panel
2007
20 x 20 inches
 
Pussywiggle Stomp Mark Emerson
Pussywiggle Stomp
Polymer on panel
2008
20 x 20 inches
 
Momentum Mark Emerson
Momentum
Polymer on panel
2009
18 inches
 
406 Mark Emerson
406
Polymer on paper
2006
16 x 20 inches
 
206 Mark Emerson
206
Polymer on paper
2006
16 x 20 inches
 
106 Mark Emerson
106
Polymer on paper
2006
16 x 20 inches
 
Composition 87 Julie Karabenick
Composition 87
Acrylic on canvas
2009
30 x 30 inches
 
Composition 55 Julie Karabenick
Composition 55
Acrylic on canvas
2004
28 x 28 inches
 
Composition 54 Julie Karabenick
Composition 54
Acrylic on canvas
2004
28 x 28 inches
 
Composition 90 Julie Karabenick
Composition 90
Acrylic on canvas
2010
32 x 32 inches
 
Composition 91 Julie Karabenick
Composition 91
Acrylic on canvas
2010
45 x 45 inches
 
Composition 92 Julie Karabenick
Composition 92
Acrylic on canvas
2010
45 x 45 inches
 
Composition 88 Julie Karabenick
Composition 88
Acrylic on canvas
2009
30 x 30 inches
 
Big Blue Scott Malbaurn
Big Blue
Acrylic, Silica, Urethane on canvas stretched over panel
2003
72 x 88 inches
 
White_ Head to Head Scott Malbaurn
White: Head to Head
Acrylic, Silica, Urethane on canvas stretched over panel
2006
18 x 18 inches
 
Nautical Out Scott Malbaurn
Nautical Out
Acrylic on linen stretched over panel
2008
11 x 14 inches
 
Black_ Head to Head Scott Malbaurn
Black: Head to Head
Acrylic, Silica, Urethane on canvas stretched over panel
2006
18 x 18 inches
 
Orange_ Head to Head Scott Malbaurn
Orange: Head to Head
Acrylic, Silica, Urethane on canvas stretched over panel
2006
12 x 12 inches
 
Map I Scott Malbaurn
Map I
Acrylic on canvas over panel
2008
42 x 48 inches
 
Yellow Flower Scott Malbaurn
Yellow Flower
Acrylic, silica, urethane on canvas stretched over panel
2006
18 x 18 inches
 
Happy Hour Richard Roth
Happy Hour
Flashe on birch plywood
2008
11 3/8 x 8 x 4 inches
 
Little Jazz Bird Richard Roth
Little Jazz Bird
Flashe on birch plywood
11 3/8 x 8 x 4 inches
 
Full Cleveland Richard Roth
Full Cleveland
Flashe on birch plywood
11 3/8 x 8 x 4 inches
 
Creamsicle II Richard Roth
Creamsicle II
Flashe on birch plywood
2009
11 3/8 x 8 x 4 inches
 

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