Matthew Penkala
Tower, Lobby, Floor
April 1 - April 30, 2011
Opening reception with artist: April 1, 2011 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Tower, Lobby, Floor, an exhibition of new paintings by Matthew Penkala. This new work is somewhere between photography and non-objective abstract painting. Penkala plays with light and glare, the familiar and abstract with hard-edges and diffuse borders using his masterful airbrush techniques, subtly blending colors and creating narrow spectra and an inescapable depth that provides an illusion of altered space and time - perhaps more of a continuum between finite and infinite. The color palette, fragmented shapes and blinding spheres of light make each painting exciting and seductive, along with intriguing titles - “Won’t Be This Way Very long,” “Moving Out Of Orbit,” “Frequency Wires,” and “Pale Imitation” – that beg the viewer to engage and consider an alternate viewpoint.

Penkala received his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has had several solo exhibitions and his artwork included in many group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Detroit and Phoenix. Penkala’s work is included in numerous private and public collections. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog with an essay by David Pagel.
 

 

Press Release

Exhibited Work

Frantically Around Your Light Matthew Penkala
Frantically Around Your Light
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
Pale Imitation Matthew Penkala
Pale Imitation
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
24 x 24 inches
 
Frequency Wires Matthew Penkala
Frequency Wires
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
Full Of Holes Matthew Penkala
Full Of Holes
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
It Never Stops Matthew Penkala
It Never Stops
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
I Didn_t Know That Matthew Penkala
I Didn't Know That
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2010
24 x 24 inches
 
Moving Out Of Orbit Matthew Penkala
Moving Out Of Orbit
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 60 inches
 
Invisible To What You Want Matthew Penkala
Invisible To What You Want
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
I Can See Out of Here Matthew Penkala
I Can See Out of Here
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
The Sky Is Falling In But It_s Not Matthew Penkala
The Sky Is Falling In But It's Not
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2010
48 x 48 inches
 
Flying  Saucer Eye Matthew Penkala
Flying Saucer Eye
Acrylic on canvas stretched panel
2010
48 x 48 inches
 

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