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  • Richard Dunn

    TOLARNO GALLERIES

    At first glance, Richard Dunn’s latest paintings look like samples from a tartan catalogue that have been enlarged and placed across oversized white canvases. Each tartan rectangle is also a window into cell-like spaces and each viewer a jailer, surveying his or her unseen charges. Monochromatic squares of tartan alternately suggest a parody of neo-Modernist abstraction and the murky grids and perspectival spaces of a prison. Dunn’s pictures are a sort of Rorschach inkblot endurance test that is dependent on the viewer’s taste for extremely complicated textual puzzles. Developing from the artist’s

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