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NEW YORK—Dan Walsh’s new paintings, comprised of vivid colors and bold shapes, will be on view at the Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, from 11 March through 15 April 2000.

Walsh’s work has concentrated on the isolation of particular forms within a highly individualized abstract vocabulary. Combinations of lines, squares and circles, both as outlines and concrete shapes, appear drawn into the white grounds of the canvases. These works refer to the language of modern abstraction through repetition, the application of the grid and underlying systemic frameworks.

Walsh’s most recent paintings use many of his earlier motifs; however, in these works, the use of vibrant color heightens and solidifies these pre-existing forms. An untitled diptych to be included in the show reflects this transition, contrasting a grid on the left with a luminous arrangement of multi-colored boxes on the right.

A drawing documenting an earlier outdoor installation in Berlin and a hand-made “catalogue” of the paintings in the current exhibition will also be on view.

Walsh’s work has most recently been on view internationally at Petra Bungert Projects, Brussels, Belgium, Project/Event at Rampe 003 in Berlin, Germany and Barbara Flynn Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

For more information, please contact the gallery: (212) 255-1105 or
info@paulacoopergallery.com