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Dan Christensen: Early Spray Paintings (1967 – 1969)
October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of early spray paintings by renowned Color Field artist, Dan Christensen (1942-2007). This notable exhibition features sixteen paintings from Christensen’s definitive “early spray” period from 1967 to 1969 including several monumental examples. A pioneer of new media and creative tools, Dan Christensen was a fundamental figure in the artistic introduction of spray guns into painting, producing coloristic surface effects with newly developed acrylics. The critic and poet, John Ashbery, wrote that they were, “smoldering and sensuous, forcing the eye to recognize distinctions among areas of color, which at first have strong family resemblances and only somewhat later turn out to be mavericks who could just as easily be at odds with each other.”[i]
Dan Christensen: Early Spray Paintings (1967 – 1969) will open with a reception on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm and continues through Saturday, November 9, 2019.
[i] John Ashbery, “Pleasures of Paperwork,” Newsweek, March 16, 1981, p. 94.