GALERIE GRIS / FRANK TARTAGLIONE
EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 29TH, 2015 Galerie Gris is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and work on paper by Frank Tartaglione. The pieces range in size from 19.5 x 15 inch works on paper to large-scale 84 x 60 inch paintings. In these new paintings, Tartaglione continues to explore the gestural subjectivity of expressionism with a renewed emphasis on the directionality of observed compositional content. In the monumental works LOOKUP! GREEN and LOOK UP! BLUE, the energetic surfaces are united by their rich saturated color that creates a strong structural effect. The planes of pigment build formal arrangements that are vital to the visual experience of the work. Tartaglione’s embrace of gestural abstraction is emotionally evocative without becoming openly narrative. The paintings do not appear to refer to actual things but respond to the observed visual world of the artist and communicate the pleasure of their own making.
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