Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Joren Dykstra @ Box Heart

From Box Heart's site:
"Joren Dykstra's current work centers around two series of paintings: "Grid" paintings, in which the picture plane is divided into multiple squares, and "Synthetic Collage" paintings, which are random in their overall composition."

The works Mr. Dykstra is presenting are very energetic, destroying the static designation of "grid". The line and color fairly explode from the canvases. The grid makes cursory appearances in these works, disappearing and re-surfacing in broken lines. The motifs that Mr. Dykstra uses are consistent in size, lending themselves to a kind of calligraphy that begs to be read.

Mr. Dykstra's recent works are available for viewing at Box Heart Gallery through August 14. Kudos to the gallery for putting up a strong solo in a month usually dedicated to group exhibits.

Recent Work: Paintings by Joren Dykstra
July 20 - August 14, 2010
Box Heart Gallery
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
P. 412 687 8858,
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

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