October 10, 2018
Press Release - Christian Haub 'Like A Butterfly'
News

CHRISTIAN HAUB 
Like A Butterfly


October 18 - November 18, 2018 
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 - 7:00 PM


David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121 ST | New York, NY 10035
P: (212) 882-1705
www.davidrichardgallery.com



David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce Christian Haub’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, in titled Like A Butterfly. The presentation will include new and recent “floats” and opens on October 18, 2018 with an artist reception Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the gallery’s venue in East Harlem at 211 East 121 ST, New York, New York 10025. The exhibition will remain on view through November 18, 2018.

The “floats” by Haub have a number of surprising qualities that impart both a physicality and unexpected perceptual experience. Physically, they are constructions made of cast sheets of colored acrylic that are cut and assembled into open structures with vertical and horizontal elements. Formally, these artworks are entirely about color. Haub uses a limited palette, but the transparent acrylic allows light to pass through and create cast shadows, both within and outside of the structures and that is where the real action begins. When the shadows intersect and overlap the colors blend, creating new colors and expanding the palette. However, another fantastic thing happens, depending upon the angle and intensity of the light source—natural or artificial light—the shadows reach beyond the physical structure and expand the size of the artwork. This transformation of the local space with a luminous glow also introduces a kinetic quality to the work in a couple of ways. First, the shadows move and change depending upon the light source and especially if from natural light, that changes throughout the day in terms of angle, intensity and spectrum. Second, the shape and scale of the work changes as the viewer moves around and views the artwork from different distances and angles.


About Christian Haub:

Christian Haub, a New York-based artist, grew up in Miami, Florida and studied art history at Princeton University. He received the Rome Prize in painting and studied at the American Academy in Rome from 1983 to 1984. Haub has had numerous solo exhibitions and his artwork included in many gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Paris, France; and Lima, Peru, among other cities. His artwork has been critically reviewed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Art In America, Arts Magazine, Artspace and BOMB among other publications.


About David Richard Gallery:

Since its inception in 2010, David Richard Gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. While the gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction—including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field— in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery also presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art as well as young emerging artists.

In 2015 David Richard Gallery launched DR Projects to provide a platform for artists of all stripes—international, national, local, emerging and established—to present special solo projects or to participate in unique collaborations or thematic exhibitions. The goal is to offer a fresh look at contemporary art practice from a broad spectrum of artists and presentations. The Gallery opened a second location in New York in 2017.

Associated Artist

Associated Exhibitions

Associated News

  • October 10, 2018

  • November 2, 2018

  • October 29, 2018

News Archive


March 16, 2019
March 4, 2019
March 1, 2019
February 26, 2019
February 15, 2019
February 14, 2019
December 17, 2018
December 3, 2018
December 3, 2018
October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018
September 17, 2018
May 22, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 4, 2018
February 17, 2018
February 8, 2018
January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018
January 22, 2018
September 30, 2016
November 18, 2015
October 20, 2015
August 29, 2015
July 16, 2015
February 24, 2015
February 19, 2015
January 16, 2015
October 18, 2014
June 1, 2014
April 30, 2014
April 1, 2014
March 28, 2014
March 19, 2014
March 6, 2014
March 1, 2014
February 15, 2014
January 31, 2014
October 18, 2013
October 8, 2013
September 12, 2013
December 18, 2012
September 26, 2012
May 31, 2012
September 21, 2011
June 20, 2011
David Richard Gallery, LLC

211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday | 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday or by appointment


Santa Fe, NM | p (505) 983-9555 | by appointment