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Nathalie Du Pasquier, BRR 10, 2016, oil on canvas, acrylic on wall, 93 3/4 × 39 3/8".

Nathalie Du Pasquier

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Nathalie Du Pasquier, BRR 10, 2016, oil on canvas, acrylic on wall, 93 3/4 × 39 3/8".

There is no doubt that the expressive freedom of painting extends far beyond the techniques with which it has historically been associated. Yet oil painting—a relatively traditional method—continues 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 elements—a plinth and a shelf—that 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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