Charles Hinman & Robert Swain
On and Off the Grid
October 6 - October 30, 2011
Monday - Saturday or by appointment 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
opening reception: Friday, October 7, 2011 5:00 - 7:00 PM

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present On and Off the Grid, a two-person exhibition featuring new and recent work by Charles Hinman and Robert Swain. Hinman’s work is physical, of significant scale, wall-mounted and three-dimensional. His art-making practice since the early 1960s has focused on the tension between the physicality of sculpture and the illusion of painting. His handmade supports are engineering feats in and of themselves, enhanced by the painted stretched canvas. In this new series, Gems, the front surfaces are painted very subtle, neutralized hues reminiscent of gemstones, while the cantilevered backsides angled away from the plane of the wall are painted saturated contrasting colors, reflecting onto the wall behind them and creating the after glow of the sparkle from a precious gem. This latest work is “off the grid,” in that they are uni-structures versus his earlier multi-component constructions that were more “on the grid”

Robert Swain has spent his career since the 1960s exploring the interactions and sensations of color from psychological, physical and emotional perspectives. Systematic color mixing and blending by experimenting with proportions and analogous relationships on a grid, versus the vibrating and contrasting qualities of complementary colors in Op art, has been the cornerstone of his art-making practice. He has dedicated his career to understanding how color triggers memories and emotions through individual interpretations and personal experiences. This required him to create tools and processes for systematically studying the hue, value and saturation of color and the impact of each on sensory perception. The newest work is made of overlapping, lush and curvaceous, impasto brush strokes that create very active color relationships. While very painterly in appearance, these pieces have an organization and structure, but not strictly “on the grid.” The proximity of the colors creates a new intensity, almost vibrational, that generates afterimages.
 


Exhibited Work

Mint Twist Charles Hinman
Mint Twist
Shaped canvas
2011
54 x 36 x 9 inches
 
Lemon Twist Charles Hinman
Lemon Twist
Shaped canvas
2011
52 x 36 x 9 inches
 
Blue Twist Charles Hinman
Blue Twist
Shaped canvas
2011
46 x 48 x 7 inches
 
Orange Twist Charles Hinman
Orange Twist
Shaped canvas
2011
50 x 42 x 9 inches
 
Peach Twist Charles Hinman
Peach Twist
Shaped canvas
2011
47 x 62 x 11 inches
 
Charles Hinman
Partial Eclipse Orange
Shaped canvas
2010
24 x 24 x 10 inches
 
Charles Hinman
Total Eclipse Yellow
Shaped canvas
2010
24 x 24 x 5 inches
 
Analogous Eclipse (triptych) Charles Hinman
Analogous Eclipse (triptych)
Shaped canvas
2010
16 x 52 x 10 inches
 
_Untitled _7-25-6 x 11-25-7 x 25-25-6_ Robert Swain
Untitled 7-25-6 x 11-25-7 x 25-25-6
Acrylic on canvas
2011
48 x 48 inches
 
Untitled _5x5 7-25-6 x 11-25-7 x 23-25-6 x 25-25-6_ Robert Swain
Untitled 5x5 7-25-6 x 11-25-7 x 23-25-6 x 25-25-6
Acrylic on canvas
2011
60 x 60 inches
 
Untitled _1-13-7 x 15-13-4 x 25-13-5 x 29-13-8_ Robert Swain
Untitled 1-13-7 x 15-13-4 x 25-13-5 x 29-13-8
Acrylic on canvas
2010
24 x 24 inches
 
Untitled _9-25-8 x 13-25-7 x 23-25-6 x 27-25-6_ Robert Swain
Untitled 9-25-8 x 13-25-7 x 23-25-6 x 27-25-6
Acrylic on canvas
2010
24 x 24 inches
 
Untitled _7-23-7 x 21-23-6B_ Robert Swain
Untitled 7-23-7 x 21-23-6B
Acrylic on canvas
2008
24 x 24 inches
 
Untitled _11-25-7 x 23-25-6 x 27-25-6_ Robert Swain
Untitled 11-25-7 x 23-25-6 x 27-25-6
Acrylic on canvas
2010
24 x 24 inches
 
Untitled _Study for 6 x 4–08_ Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 4–08
Acrylic on masonite
1986
57(1/2) x 37(1/2) inches
 
Untitled _Study for 10 x 6–12_ Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 10 x 6–12
Acrylic on masonite
1990
39 x 25 inches
 
Untitled _Study for 6 x 7–09_ Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 7–09
Acrylic on masonite
1993
43 x 47 inches
 
Untitled _Study for 6 x 7–15_ Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 7–15'
Acrylic on masonite
1993
42 x 46 inches
 
Untitled _7-23-7 x 21-23-6_ Robert Swain
Untitled 7-23-7 x 21-23-6
Acrylic on canvas
2008
36 x 36 inches
 
Robert Swain
Untitled "11-25-7 x 29-25-5"
Acrylic on canvas
2008
36 x 36 inches
 
Untitled _Complements 4A_ Robert Swain
Untitled Complements 4A
Acrylic on canvas
2006
48 x 48 inches
 
Untitled _15-13-4 x 29-13-8_ Robert Swain
Untitled "15-13-4 x 29-13-8"
Acrylic on canvas
2008
48 x 48 inches
 

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