|Almine Rech Gallery BRUSSELS
Abdijstraat 20 Rue de l'Abbaye
1050 Brussels BE
T +32 26 48 56 84
September 6 - October 13, 2018
Opening on Thursday September 6th, 2018 / 5 - 9 pm
On the occasion of the Brussels Gallery Weekend, the gallery will be exceptionally open on Sunday September 9th, 2018 / 11 am - 7 pm
Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present Rainbow Road Part 2, an exhibition of paintings by the New York based painter Joe Andoe. This is the artist's first solo show with Almine Rech Gallery, featuring all new works created between 2017 and 2018.
Serving as a sequel of sorts to Andoe's 2016 film Rainbow Road, the exhibition speaks to the dogged consistency of an iconic artist whose paintings have always remained fresh over the past forty years, due in part to the virtuosic energy with which he has continually refined his process, using a signature technique by which he paints thickly then wipes away the excess paint to dreamlike effect.
Meticulously humble in his choice of subject matter, Andoe simply looks for excuses to paint, and finds one in his recent roadsides, most of them locations around his hometown of Tulsa Oklahoma which he painted from google street view. These prototypical roadsides are indeed specific locations, but in their calculated commonness they could just as easily be anywhere else.
The roadsides, while not quite conforming to linear perspective, nevertheless possess a defined sense of space, whereas in most of his other works Andoe situates his subjects in a void; flowers and horses emerge from an undefined, monochrome field of paint, giving the works a minimalist quality and inducing a sense of tunnel vision in the viewer.
There is a timeless quality to Andoe's paintings, and an incorrigible insouciance to the way he paints-a lingering trace of the prankster who refuses to conform, as he continues to paint the same subjects over and over again, bucking the vagaries of fashion and remaining true to his vision: forever following the rainbow road.
- David Willis
Joe Andoe, Rainbow road part 2 5/25/18 (for Jp), 2018 - Oil on linen - 160 x 304.8 cm; 63 x 120 inches / © Joe Andoe - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery
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|Date:||Thursday, September 6, 2018|