03 Mar 2020
Robin Dash: Paintings on Paintings
Carroll and Sons
Reviewed by Liza Bingham
In the jewel box space of Carroll and Sons is Robin Dash's show "Paintings on Paintings," a suite of works that can also read as a single installation. There's something hypnotic to what the artist refers to as the "on-goingness" of the project suggested by the title.
It takes deftness to keep discrete layers of paint, some years old, in play simultaneously. Dash counters that nimbleness with an equal embrace of a certain ham-handed wonkiness. This visual dissonance seems part of Dash's modus operandi as she works over time. The seductive blush of a glazed passage is overlapped by looming shapes of thick opacity. Pollock-like drips made with student-grade acrylics peek out from behind a vaguely leaf-like silhouette, lusciously painted with pedigreed oils acquired from the studio of Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick. These paintings acknowledge art history but also demonstrate a restlessness to keep in the moment.
|Exhibition||Robin Dash: Paintings on Paintings|
|Start date||05 Feb 2020|
|End date||21 Mar 2020|
|Presenter||Carroll and Sons link|
|Venue||450 Harrison Avenue, Room 404, Boston, MA, USA map|
|Image||Robin Dash, untitled, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, courtesy of Carroll and Sons|
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