Night Gallery's "Double Portrait" exhibition by Andy Woll
Exhibition Overview - Night Gallery Present's "Double Portrait" by Andy Woll
May 21 – October 1, 2021
Night Gallery is pleased to present "Double Portrait", an exhibition of new paintings by Andy Woll at Park House in Dallas, Texas.
Andy Woll is a Los-Angeles based artist known for spirited, gestural paintings featuring thick applications of oil paint. Across his body of work he has revisited straightforward subjects – including Los Angeles’ Mt. Wilson, horses, and standing chairs – which through his repeated depictions become contexts for evolving explorations of color and form. Made alongside works of pure abstraction, Woll’s paintings push at the limit of representation, masterfully reigning his seemingly spontaneous brushwork into figuration.
Recent iterations of Woll’s series have found the artist incorporating passages from historic works of art hidden within his paintings of mountains and horses, layering both illusions and allusions within deceptively simple compositions. With playful elegance, these works collapse the lineage of oil painting within singular images, hearkening back to the Old Masters while employing formal strategies out of Modernism. In conversation with the heavy viscosity of Woll’s brushstrokes, which add inches of depth to the painting’s surface, the works become testaments to the history of oil paint not only as a tool of representation but also as a material itself. In his ongoing series we can find the artist delighting in the medium of paint, uncovering new and revelatory possibilities through the act of repetition.
About the Artist...
Andy Woll lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited work at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, NY; Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA; Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY and others. His work has been featured in Cultured Magazine, Artnet, Two Coats of Paint among others. He is represented by Night Gallery.
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