Presenting a selection of smaller works by artists who explore color and non-objective abstraction Geometric, Hard Edge and Gestural through a variety of strategies and methodologies ranging from grids and lines, to pattern and process as well as brushy strokes and collage. The results are masterful studies in color adjacency and interaction that create spectacular compositions and challenge the viewer’s perception of color and spacial geometry. The artworks span from the 196
The Death of Mary Meyer, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
63" x 48" x 1.25"
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www.davidrichardgallery.com Mark Dagley, like many others in Washington, D.C. knew of the artist Mary Pinchot Meyer, but had not seen much of her artwork. He was interested in seeing her paintings first-hand, particularly since she was very active in the early 1960s, the time of the bu
Neo-Op Mark Dagley
Primary Color Vortex, 1996
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
53.25 x 53.75 x 1.25"
Click here to go to the exhibition David Richard Gallery is pleased to present Neo-Op, an exhibition by Mark Dagley featuring a comprehensive body of work begun in 1994, with several new canvases finished as recently as February of 2019. This work emerged out of Dagley’s systematic approach to structure using a specific set of material constraints and limitations
Mark Dagley and assistant 2018 Before there was art: Growing up, I liked collecting rocks and fossils, breeding tropical fish and playing classical guitar. I began painting seriously as a teenager and my goal was to become a professional artist. Mentor: I had an instructor in high school named Raymond Wilkins who was a fine oil painter... Colorists and Mannerists: Color has always been a primary interest of mine and the Venetian colorists... Schooled by color: Having grown up
Op Art (also known as Optical Art) is a form of non-objective, non-representational, abstract art. It is very precise and exact, highly thought out and meticulously executed, there is no element of chance. Op Art is often rooted in mathematics, using geometric forms as building blocks, including lines and frequently based on a grid organization. The movement was most active during the early 1960s to the early 1970s.
The Op Art geometric shapes and compositions are characte
Color Theory, in art and design, refers to a set of principles and guidelines for working with color that includes pure colors (hues), their values, mixing and the perceptual effects of color. A complex topic with many different theories and the earliest color wheel from Sir Issac Newton. Most of the impact on Post War contemporary art is that derived from theorists and educators such as Johannes Itten (1888-1967) and his and publication of The Art of Color; Hans Hofmann (188
Geometric Abstraction is an area of abstract art where the nonobjective compositions are comprised of geometric shapes and forms, including squares, cubes, rectangles, lines, circles, spheres, etc. that can be floating and not grounded or in highly structured and rigorous compositions. The roots of using geometric shapes and forms in artwork date back to ancient times and virtually every culture. However, in regards to the influence on modern and contemporary art, the art for
Hard edge painting includes paintings in which individual colors have clear and distinct boundaries that separate the colors from one another. There is no physical blending of the colors, each color area is a single color. Hard edge painting can be observed in Geometric Abstraction, Op Art, Color Field painting and Post Painterly abstraction. Artists who practice hard edge painting: Richard Anuszkiewicz Ernst Benkert Mark Dagley Peter Demos Thomas Downing Gabriele Evertz Dean
David Richard Gallery is now representing Mark Dagley, a New York-based artist originally from Washington DC who studied at the Corcoran School of Art. Dagley’s work explores color, materials and non-objective abstraction spanning some of the most important periods and movements in international art over the past four decades. He emerged on the scene in New York during the 1980s along with his peers and colleagues including Barry X Ball, Max Gimblett, Olivier Mosset, James Na