Brintz Galleries is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Stanley Casselman, from March 24 to April 12, 2016 at 375 South County Road, Palm Beach. Through Frequencies is the artist’s second solo exhibition with Brintz Galleries. It will feature unique works on canvas and poly-screen.
The new paintings included in Through Frequencies explore Stanley Casselman’s formal choices in picture making and systems of visual expression. Each series incorporated in this exhibition, Luminor, Noise and Frequencies, denotes and demonstrates a methodical progression of his aesthetic.
Through observation, one can experience an acausal synthesis between disparate forms and elements, conveying a kind of fast complexity and immediacy that reveals a deep understanding of pure abstraction. With each new development and experimentation in non-traditional paint handling, Casselman seems to deconstruct, provoke and tear down the modalities of classical arrangements through color, line and form.
In the Luminor series, the works are predicated and dictated by manipulating accidental occurrence. As paint is pulled across the canvas, various fissures and openings unfold, revealing exquisite flashes of under painting forming a physical 3-dimensional topography. The seemingly disparate parts of the finished canvas converge to push and pull the eye, vision shifts from foreground to background and vice versa, creating intriguing compositions.
In the Noise series, the approach is much more reductive, executed with the general tenet that more is achieved through less. The work is signified by cloud-like brushwork, conjuring the feeling of constant change and evolution. Visually they are similar to Renaissance visions of the heavens; indeed, the paintings seem to point to something else, something ethereal.
In Casselman’s newest series, Frequencies, he is returning to a modality of picture making that was integral to his early development. He is working on stretched polyscreen in a complex and intricate process of pulling and pushing different paint densities and viscosities through it and across it. With this practice Casselman has created an entirely new visual language.
The practice seen at large alludes to art historical references without succumbing or identifying with any one of them in particular – and this may be the most singular achievement of his entire oeuvre.
Stanley Casselman was born in 1963 in Arizona and currently lives in New York City. He was educated at Richmond College and Pitzer College. His work has been extensively exhibited both domestically and internationally, including shows in London, Vienna, Basel, Seoul and Hong Kong. His work can be found in museums and public and private collections throughout the world. He has been featured in Forbes, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Brintz Galleries is a contemporary art gallery in Palm Beach, Florida. Opened in April of 2014, the gallery exhibits works by emerging and established artists from around the world.