Lesley Vance
1 Mar – 20 Apr 2019
39 Walker

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Lesley Vance, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2019

In Vance’s recent work, bands of monochrome paint overlap with long, calligraphic streaks of indeterminate color, their various pigments brushed into a tertiary swirl. Other paintings intersperse sinuous, coal-black marks next to deeply saturated fields of chromatic strata. There are no starts or stops to any of these circuitous forms, but trompe l'oeil bends and folds which recede outside the picture plane.

These seemingly infinite arcs of color are barely contained by the modest size of Vance’s canvases, the largest of which have been scaled up from recent exhibitions to three feet in length. Even this slight increase in surface area has greatly augmented the potential for movement and gestural abstraction in what are some of Vance’s most complex compositions to date.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2019

Press

Will Heinrich New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now The New York Times Apr 2019Alfred Mac Adam Lesley Vance The Brooklyn Rail 7 Mar 2019Sarah Cascone, Caroline Goldstein 23 New York Gallery Shows Opening in March That You Don’t Want to Miss Artnet News 6 Mar 2019