Paintings by Orin Buck
IN THE SMALL GALLERY
Curated by Yuko Nii
Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22nd, 4-6pm
In the Grand Gallery: Origins – Paintings by Annette Turow Ceramics by Gabe Turow
Orin paints from a love of color, and invites you into his land of color. The work references landscape, life forms, geometry and forces of nature and the universe, but this is a dimension where colors are characters playing out their own dramas on the stage of modern traditions of painting. Orin works to preserve the energy of the gesture and the beauty of the paint while finding “significant form” and the mysterious space beyond the surface.
Painting has always been an important part of Orin’s art practice, which also includes drawing, algorithmic computer art, video art, photography and music. In recent years he wasn’t painting as much, experimenting a little with surfaces like Styrofoam, Lauan and watercolor paper while producing a steady stream of sketchbooks filled with small line drawings. But in 2015 he discovered small pre-stretched canvases, and found that he can be very productive by working on a large number of these small canvases, exploring with a new freedom the ideas discovered in the small drawings. Just as important to him, the small paintings are affordable and easier for people to welcome into their lives. This exhibition is a selection of paintings produced since August 2015.