Doug Edge, "On the Edge"
Doug Edge, Larry, Mo, and Curly, 2011, Cast resin, 24, 39" x 19 1/2" x 1/2
On The Edge
June 15 – July 21, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, June 15, 5:00-7:00 PM
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present, On The Edge, an exhibition of new paintings in cast plastic by Doug Edge. These new works are smaller than many of Edge’s earlier larger works. The sizes range from 12 x 16 inches to 24 x 19 inches, but they are still packed full of wit and satire, as well as cultural and political critique. The colors are vibrant and flowing, creating abstract compositions with hints of figuration and the occasional surprise that evoke titles such as Larry, Mo and Curly, Nuclear Family, Srooms and Father Son and Holy Spirit. These paintings are roughly half an inch thick that are mounted and sitting slightly slanted “on the Edge” of a metal support so that light passes through the clear, non-colored spaces to extend the composition with shadows on the wall behind. Like many of Edge’s earlier resin pieces, they are painterly yet have a three-dimensional quality that plays with the tension between illusionistic painting and literalness of sculpture.