Lawrence Fine Arts will present "The Horizontalists" at its East Hampton Gallery beginning June 6. Artist Etsuko Ichikawa will also give a gallery talk on Saturday, June 8 at 2 pm in conjunction with the show. The gallery has also published an exhibition catalogue, available on line.
This group pours, paints, drips, abrades, scrapes and fires pigments on horizontal surfaces as they bear down from above onto floors or tables rather than easels or walls. "Gravity is our friend," says painter and art critic John Perreault. "We are not turning painting upside down. We are turning painting on its side."
"Turning something on its side means to rethink or reexamine," explains Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "We'd like to think that going horizontal begins with the questioning of traditional hierarchies and the abandonment of traditional boundaries. These artists are questioning traditional assumptions but in subtle, minimalist ways."
The six artists the gallery will highlight are Etsuko Ichikawa, who paints with molten glass on paper; conceptual artist Larry Wolhandler; Emanuel Buckvar, who "throws down" paint; Daniel O'Keefe, whose work is reminiscent of Gerhard Richter; David Adams, who spins paint from punctured cans using a kind of pendulum; and John Perreault, whose works constitute a subtle form of protest.
The exhibition is part of the summer series of exhibitions being presented by Lawrence Fine Art. Others include "Arthur Pinajian: Lost Master," "Harriette Joffe: New Work," "LA Roc: Not Keith Haring," and "Steve Joester".
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