abstract art, a systems view

Dan Roach etc.

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I wish I had seen the Dan Roach exhibition at Harrington Mill Studios in 2010, having recently viewed a magnificent painting by him at the Double Vision show at the Lion and Lamb Gallery…

…beautifully painted, the way that various layers show through carefully rendered transparent shapes, themselves forming a rhythm that echoes the central figure, and contrasting with other shapes that are also made by revealing underpainted areas but this time as if clearing away the top layer to allow a gestural mark to come right up to the surface.

I am glad that David Manley recently brought my attention to another opportunity to see work by Dan Roach at the upcoming Plane Space exhibition in Worcester Cathedral from 8 to 15 September.

It also includes, Katrina Blannin and Sarah McNulty (they also showed work at Double Vision) as well as Paul Rosenbloom, Gwennan Thomas and Karl Bielik. Thinking of Bielik there’s this good write-up of a studio visit by Paul Bhenke at Structure and Imagery.

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  1. That is a superb painting.


    September 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  2. Andy, I’m not sure what you think of these awards but please don’t feel obligated. I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. I just want others to see your work and read your blogs. I learn so much from them!

    Carla Saunders

    September 3, 2012 at 3:44 am

  3. If it’s any consolation Andy Dan’s work has moved on a lot from the show at the Mill…back then he was making very minimal pictures…if I can find a few shots I’ll post them on my blog.

    David Manley

    September 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

  4. Thanks all for your comments. Glad you liked it. And looking forward to those pictures David!

    Andy Parkinson

    September 5, 2012 at 6:50 am

  5. Reblogged this on jewish philosophy place and commented:
    ZJB:: Andy’s remarks strike me as relating very much to the way religion works –the rendering of shapes, painted and unpainted areas of human consciousness, the cleareing away of layers, gestural mark on the ritual surface.


    September 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    • Thanks Zak, I appreciate the reblog. The most interesting connections are very often the ones we don’t know we are making.

      Andy Parkinson

      September 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

  6. […] I posted previously about a Dan Roach painting, Zak Braiterman made the observation that my write-up sounded to him […]

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