Art News: Garland Fielder: Modulations Exhibit and Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Works at Pace Gallery

21 Oct
2010

Currently on show at the Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is Garland Fielder: Modulations, an exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture.

Garland Fielder’s work is meticulously crafted invoking a minimalist tradition. Keeping the palette to a minimum of elements and colors, his methodology is elegant and refined. His art explores mathematical and geometric principles and is primarily concerned with the optical decision making process.

The extraction of line and the flattening out of structural elements are ways in which he plays with the phenomenology of formal expectation. The exhibition, Modulations, is inspired by this formal play between both two and three dimensionality.

The artist, when commenting on his work has said, “I continue to explore the relationship between anticipation and fulfillment.  I have created installations that examine two- dimensional expectations and three-dimensional presentations. The viewer is challenged in surmising the orientation of the artwork, and thereby draws into question his/her own assumptions about reality at large.  It is the act of interpretation that interests me and gives me hope.”

Born in Houston, Texas in 1971, Fielder currently resides in Austin where he is pursuing a Masters of Architecture at the University of Texas. Fielder’s education is as robust and diverse as his artwork. He received a BA in philosophy and creative writing from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a MFA from the University of North Texas.

Most recently, Fielder was included in the New American Talent exhibition, a two-year traveling exhibition originating in Austin. For the second time, Fielder will be featured in the juried exhibition in print, New American Painting (West edition #80), published this fall. Other recent exhibitions include; an artist residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China; The Focus and Azalea galleries in San Francisco, CA; The University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland; The Commerce Street Artist’s Warehouse, Houston, TX; and Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX.  His art criticism has appeared in various arts magazines such as Artforum.com, Art Lies, Glasstire, and Art Papers.

The Modulations exhibit continues through December 18th, 2010.

THOMAS NOZKOWSKI: RECENT WORKS EXHIBIT AT THE PACE GALLERY

Thomas Nozkowski’s second solo show at The Pace Gallery which opens October 22, 2010, features oil paintings from 2009-10, mounted alongside works on paper that explore alternate outcomes of the larger abstractions. The show, which includes approximately 40 new works, follows a major retrospective devoted to the artist at the National Gallery of Canada in 2009.

Nozkowski says about his abstract paintings “Every color, every shape, has a source“.

Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Works runs through December 4, 2010.

3 Responses to Art News: Garland Fielder: Modulations Exhibit and Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Works at Pace Gallery

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peter hugo mcclure

December 5th, 2010 at 8:16 am

HI THERE…I AM ANOTHER GEOMETRIST ARTIST & IT’S NICE TO SEE OTHER WORK OF A SIMILAR VEIN…IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT “SOME INSTITUTION” SOME-WHERE MOUNTED A THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF GEOMETRIC ART…IT WOULD KNOCK THE SPOTS OF ANY EXHIBITION (IF IT WAS VERY COMPREHENSIVE) IN THE PAST TEN OR MORE YEARS FROM ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD…WHERE ARE ALL THOSE YANKEE ENTREPRENEURS…DON’T THEY REALIZE THAT THE PEOPLE ARE BORED WITH ALL THE HYPED-UP CRAPPOLA MASQUERADING AS ART…THE NEXT “ISM” BEGINS WITH A BIG “G”…I’LL LET THEM GUESS WHAT IT IS?
HERE’S LOOKING AT EU-CLID…PETE MCCLURE.

PS: WHO KNOWS IT COULD LEAD TO A RENAISSANCE OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN IN ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE…THE ARTS CAN DEFINITELY INFLUENCE THE ARTS IN GENERAL IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY…

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Bruno Castro Santos

September 21st, 2011 at 7:55 am

Art is longer about “isms” and has no intention once however of influencing or lead to some “intelligent” something… that would be just so pretentious and doomed to fail to begin with… Art is about the capacity to make one contemplate. It has no other purpose. In itself it is already a big chalenge and very few artist can make their art in a way that it has this capacity. And it has nothing to do with theme… Please!

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Bruno Castro Santos

September 21st, 2011 at 7:57 am

Where it reads “Art is longer…” should be “Art is no longer…”

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