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Brisa Amir, Untitled Walls, 2017, oil, graphite, and emulsion on paper, 60 x 68".

Brisa Amir

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Brisa Amir, Untitled Walls, 2017, oil, graphite, and emulsion on paper, 60 x 68".

“Slow Painting” was an impressive display for an artist just out of college. The “paintings” were constructed out of sheets of thick paper stained by raindrops, coffee spills, and paint splatters, among other liquids, often overlaid or connected at their edges, and worked on with smudges, lines, splashes and splatters of graphite, emulsion, acrylic and oil paint, and charcoal—details that “finish” what are essentially action paintings executed in gradual time. Thirty-one small examples of such work were presented on the back wall of this gallery’s main space: The studies reflected a commanding instinct for composition.

In some cases, Amir attaches sheets to irregularly shaped wooden supports to create “canvases,” seven of which, all from 2017, were presented in this exhibition. Untitled Tiles, for instance, is made up of pages that bear different kinds of marks depending on

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