Dan Walsh on view from March 17 through April 21, 2012 at Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street.
Walsh will show paintings and works on paper in which he continues to explore “process generated images,” the artist’s method of creating images shaped by the process of their own making. Proposing a dialogue between the systematic and the open-ended, Walsh employs a defined set of rules, used to progress toward complex surfaces that activate the visual field. He layers deliberate strokes of paint, the logic of each informing and infiltrating the next. Walsh describes this as an additive methodology in which the result is unexpected: a build-up of marks and bursts of color constituting more than the sum of its parts.
Walsh’s work has also been shown at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Centre national d’art contemporain in Nice, la Synagogue de Delme, France, CCNOA (Art + Architecture) in Brussels, Belgium and the Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz. His prints and limited-edition books were the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d’Art et d’histoire, in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also included in the Ljubljiana Biennial, Slovenia, and the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, France.