Stunning visions of structure and direction.
Above: Tim Tozer, Blindside (2011, detail).
It’s a rare and distinct privilege to visit with a master who is exploring something new, and that in a superbly nostalgic and yet completely contemporary way. Such is the case in anticipation of Tim’s upcoming opening of New Work at the Groveland Gallery (Oct. 28, 2011). Compared with his remarkable figurative work last featured here, these new two-color projections are both abstract and joyous. But regardless of my opinion, it is perhaps best to let the artist himself explain these new directions:
“In my current work, I want to assemble clear, distilled structures in paint – self-contained objects that are in conversation with (as well as reflect) their surroundings. Their creation is a process of compressing the distance between competing desires, which for me precipitates the possibility of meaning within the search for concrete formal relationships. This process – like any direct human interaction – is physical and improvised, demanding flexibility and persistence.”
Above: Tim Tozer, False Dawn (2011, detail).
Above: Tim Tozer, Powderhorn Diptych (2011, detail).
Above: Tim Tozer, Tarantella (2011, detail).
Above: Tim Tozer, Testudo (2011, detail).
Opening on Friday, October 28, 5-8PM.
25 Groveland Terrace