Wish I could see the Noam Rappaport show up at James Fuentes in NYC IRL. It’s only up for a few more days so chop chop if you can go and haven’t. It opened on my birthday and in hindsight I probably shoulda taken a trip to celebrate.
Noam was nice enough to share some pics and I like them all! The photos are ©Heather Rasmussen.
This is the sort of thing that makes me miss blogging. I see work that causes me to to email someone and then the next thing you know…
Here’s an excerpt from the gallery’s press release if you’re in the mood for something more formal.
In the exhibition, Rappaport continues his focus on wall-based works that operate between painting, sculpture and drawing. Using a palette drawn from the constantly regenerating constructed landscape of Southern California, his application of color varies in saturation and ranges from subtle landscape influenced tones, to high-pitched hues of popular graphics. The predominant format of the works explores two or more merged rectangles. In the larger shaped canvases, the meeting of these two geometric forms – perhaps each suggesting figures, ideas or elements of landscape – create an opportunity for the artist to interpret the space where these forms overlap. Rappaport uses this framework to investigate the ‘in-between’ areas of his compositions, occupying them with cut-outs, raised graphic lines, nebulous rings, marks in relief, hard-edged rectangles and collected strokes varying from incidental to semi-purposeful. Painted or sculpted forms, placed at the meeting points of the rectangles, embody the idea of potential in a point of encounter.
Please enjoy the time and space.