• Andrea Belag

    John Davis Gallery

    Andrea Belags first solo show in New York featured recent paintings that revealed much about new abstraction in the late ’80s. In several of these, Belag imparts a luminous energy to the surfaces that is remarkable. In Palimpsest, 1986–87, which was the largest painting in the show, the main source of this luminous energy is in the relationship of image to mark. Here the image is hung on a multipanel structure of three sections, the two on the ends wider than the one in the middle; through the use of painted lines, or fields of contrasting color, each section is subdivided into rectangular and

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