There is no doubt that the expressive freedom of painting extends far beyond the techniques with which it has historically been associated. Yet oil paintinga relatively traditional methodcontinues to define the medium. This fundamental continuity lies at the heart of Nathalie Du Pasquier’s fascination with painting, and is the reason she continues to breathe fresh life into the finite space of the two-dimensional painted image. The two works that opened the show contained both paintings and three-dimensional wooden elementsa plinth and a shelfthat seemed to evoke Renaissance-era frame-making, which at the time was as relevant as the painting itself. The gallery’s main room held a series of painted pictorial compositions that expanded beyond the perimeters of their canvases to become wall paintings, invading the space. Forms and volumes that might be described
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