Two Palms is pleased to announce the publication of Mel Bochner's 'Language Is Not Transparent,' a large-scale silkscreen in three parts. Since Bochner (b. 1941) first scrawled the phrase in chalk on the wall at the Dwan Gallery in 1970 for the exhibition 'Language IV,' its provocation has continued to resonate among artists and writers considering the place of language in the visual arts.
Two Palms is presenting Stanley Whitney's large-scale monotypes and new etchings. Whitney (b. 1946) continues to explore the possibilities of pure color in his shifty animated grids and stacked compositions that he has mined, condensed and crystallized over the past forty years. He continues his uncompromising dedication to the physical, perceptual and philosophical attributes of abstraction. Whitney's unapologetically beautiful, ebullient and original monotypes continue to expand abstraction's possibilities. His pictures have been linked to a rhythmic visual jazz finding pictorial space in pure colorful juxtapositions.
Two Palms is pleased to present a new series of monotypes by Carroll Dunham (b. 1949) titled 'New Energy.' Dunham defines 'new energy' not as celestial bodies, living creatures or cells but the notion of the early phase of an explosive process. New energy is also indicative of a new approach to the making of prints - new materials, new processes and a different drawing structure.