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New works by John Phillip Abbott

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C O U N T Y Gallery is pleased to present Desert Flower, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by John Phillip Abbott.

John Phillip Abbott is an important emerging artist whose vibrant, pulsating, text-based paintings operate in the conceptual space between legibility and abstraction. Abbott’s large, geometric letters, which reference the Minimalist grid, are sometimes interrupted and partly …

C O U N T Y Gallery is pleased to present Desert Flower, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by John Phillip Abbott.

John Phillip Abbott is an important emerging artist whose vibrant, pulsating, text-based paintings operate in the conceptual space between legibility and abstraction. Abbott’s large, geometric letters, which reference the Minimalist grid, are sometimes interrupted and partly camouflaged by layers of stripe patterns and expressive plumes of airbrushed paint. The words become stand-ins for the objects or places they describe, and the colors and patterns add layers of …