New York

Daniel Buren

John Weber Gallery

In his latest work, Daniel Buren continues a conceptual, formal, and painterly investigation of his great preoccupation—extremely ordinary, very disciplined lines of color. His familiar vertical arrangements of stripes of color alternating with white or light-colored lines once raised tough questions about the process of painting, the structures of perception, the production of art, and the conditions of the work’s surrounding space. Buren’s cerebral line of inquiry and commonplace patterns are the blueprints for and the control group of a range of experiments that can accommodate any combination of variables: material, size, context, etc. His is a tight, rigorous way of working, one that continues to yield an astonishing range of issues and results.

For this exhibition, Buren included eight large pieces, all done in 1989. All are the same size, 87 inches square, and composed of 25 vertical

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