Spencer Brownstone Gallery is pleased to present Radical Structures, Mark Dagley’s first solo exhibition in five years and debut with the gallery. The show features a wide range of painting techniques spanning forty years of the artist’s career, from 1977 to present.
The spectrum of materials in Radical Structures — polymer-resin, vinyl acrylic, wire mesh, and brushed copper, to name a few — traces his thorough examination of structure and texture. Preparatory drawings for his paintings resemble blueprints and reveal his highly methodical approach. Despite its studied and calculated qualities that point inward, Dagley’s work has always featured balance with its environment and frank acknowledgement of its corporeality. The surfaces of his work exhibit entropy as well as varying degrees of finish. His paintings do not simply exist on a wall but purposefully hang, lean, sit, and rest.
Mark Dagley’s exploration of form was ahead of its time, preceding similar more widely recognized work. Radical Structures aims to survey his expansive ouevre and present never before shown pieces including the Construct series. These large-scale works of paint and common construction material plot new points on his matrix of materialized geometry.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-8pm
Spencer Brownstone Gallery
170-B Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
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11am to 6pm, Wednesday – Sunday
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Concurrently on view at W. Alexander
Repeating Sequence: 1967-2006