Tadasky by Donald Kuspit as heard on Adobe Airstream
November 20, 2012

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present The Circle ReViewed: 1964 to 2012, a career retrospective and the gallery’s first solo exhibition for Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama). Throughout Tadasky’s career, the circle has been his primary subject as he explored numerous approaches to painting and applying color to canvas. In addition to circles comprised of perfectly and colorfully painted stripes, Tadasky has painted his famous stripes on narrow rectangular and large triangular-shaped canvases, but he always returned to the circular compositions. His paintings from the 1960s were complex, hard-edged circular stripes of bright colors that created pulsating and vibrating optical effects. Later the edges of the circles became broken and uneven, more painterly and less defined. Later still, the circles themselves became more atmospheric, diffuse and ethereal. Since 2007, Tadasky has reintroduced optical effects by infusing his atmospheric circles with brightly colored drips of paint that activate the surface and create a three-dimensional illusion as though the circles bulge out of the picture plane. As Donald Kuspit emphasizes in the catalogue essay, the circles are pure modern abstractions, yet the combination of the brightly colored concentric rings centered in the square canvas is reminiscent of mandalas, invoking a spiritual connotation; a Zen sensibility.

 

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Robert Murray Sculptures
March 07, 2019
Robert Murray

 
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August 24, 2018
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Leo Valledor: Curved
April 05, 2018
Leo Valledor_ Curved

 
Michael Scott
February 12, 2018

 
Shane Tolbert Artist Talk
January 27, 2018
Shane Tolbert Artist Talk

 
Shane Tolbert Artist Talk
January 27, 2018
Shane Tolbert Artist Talk

 
Mokha Laget, In Shape, In Color
September 08, 2017
Mokha Laget_ In Shape_ In Color

 
Artist Mokha Laget
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The Power of Photography
August 16, 2017
The Power of Photography
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The Power of Photography
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Kade Twist - Artist Lecture
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Kade Twist - Artist Lecture

 
Kade Twist - Artist Lecture
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Kade Twist - Artist Lecture

 
The Narrative Figure...
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David Richard Gallery
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1960s Revisited
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1960s Revisited

 
(Un)Real
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(Un)Real

 
Judy Chicago, Heads Up
June 14, 2014
Judy Chicago_ Heads Up

 
Michael Scott, Found
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Michael Scott_ Found

 
Leo Valledor, Shapin' Up
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Leo Valledor_ Shapin_ Up

 
Bay Area Abstraction
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Bay Area Abstraction

 
Michael Cook, Venetian
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Michael Cook_ Venetian

 
RED
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RED

 
George Rush
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Dimitri Kozyrev, Lost Landscapes
November 15, 2010
Dimitri Kozyrev_ Lost Landscapes

 
Beatrice Mandelman
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Beatrice Mandelman

 
Chris Kahler, Bio-Dynamic
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Chris Kahler_ Bio-Dynamic

 
Paul Henry Ramirez
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