Chicago

Richard Rezac

Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Giorgio Vasari’s tale about how Paolo Uccello would sit at his desk late into the night, drawing obsessively, refusing his wife’s entreaties to come to bed, muttering, “What a sweet mistress is this perspective,” vividly describes the fascination that geometry holds for some artists. It can become something of a fixation, this immersion in a parallel universe of perfect order, the ceaseless tweaking and elaboration of the architectonics of form, the testing of line in pursuit of visual balance that rapidly becomes a compulsion. In his modestly scaled sculptures and drawings, Richard Rezac scrupulously pursues such states of being, discovering secret harmonies, the tender poetics that can be drawn out of the shapes that surround us, the visual subtleties embedded in the ordinary.

Recently, Rezac has been finding raw material in vernacular architecture, in the design of commercial fixtures

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