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Jean Alexander Frater
Danielle Mysliwiec
Rob de Oude
September 10 - October 24, 2021



The three abstract painters in this exhibition are united by their shared referencing of textiles and weaving techniques in their paintings--both literally and figuratively, their embrace of the grid as an underlying structure, and the celebration of hand-crafting and labor intensiveness in their work.
 
Chicago-based artist Jean Alexander Frater begins by painting canvas in acrylic and latex. After tearing the painted material into strips, she then weaves them into a variety of complex and irregular abstract patterns, using a painting stretcher as support. In some works, the strips are gathered and tightly twisted, in another they drape and are joined into braids. Some of the paintings are embellished with loops of canvas strapped tightly at the sides or curling playfully along the top or bottom edges. In other works, surface openings reveal the underlying support structure as well as emphasizing the activity involved in their creation. The sculptural materiality of Alexander Fraterís work is always evident in the torn edges of the canvas strips, the embrace of process and the handmade, and the varying dimensionality of the paintingís surfaces.
 
Danielle Mysliwiec, based in Maryland, creates monochromatic paintings by slowly and carefully weaving individual strands of extruded oil paint onto linen-covered wood panels. Her heavily textured, tightly woven fields are given a shimmering surface richness and complexity through subtle color modulations and deliberate shifts in the grid structure. Raised ridges and knot-like gatherings of paint, as well as directional changes in the weave creates movement and complexity in the work, bringing to mind associations ranging from topographic renderings to animal skins, while remaining wholly abstract. Mysliewiec cites a modernist matrilineage as her influences, among them Eva Hesse, Agnes Martin, Ruth Asawa, and Ann Truitt.
 
Rob de Oude hails from The Netherlands but has been based in New York for decades. He creates patterned, linear oil paintings by layering multiple bands of color in a grid structure. De Oude makes his paintings with a specially designed easel in a square format; its adjustable guide allows him to carefully measure and vary the spaces between the color lines while also enabling him to skew them diagonally when desired. By shifting colors and altering the opacity, translucency, and width of the painted lines, de Oude creates luminous works that appear to glow from within while also suggesting woven surfaces or even plaid textiles. Because of their precision and optical vibrancy, his paintings are frequently assumed to be computer generated, but they are carefully and patiently crafted by hand.
  Jean Alexander Frater, Staccato Breeze
Jean Alexander Frater
Staccato Breeze, 2019
Acrylic and latex on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Jean Alexander Frater, Cool Bean
Jean Alexander Frater
Cool Bean, 2021
Acrylic and latex on canvas
30 x 31 inches
Jean Alexander Frater, Cascade Tree
Jean Alexander Frater
Cascade Tree, 2021
Acrylic and latex on canvas
20 x 20 inches
  Jean Alexander Frater, Folded Blue Wing
Jean Alexander Frater
Folded Blue Wing, 2018
Acrylic and latex on canvas
22 x 10 inches
Jean Alexander Frater, Distant Horizon Rising
Jean Alexander Frater
Distant Horizon Rising, 2021
Acrylic and latex on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Jean Alexander Frater, Lake Shades Tomorrow
Jean Alexander Frater
Lake Shades Tomorrow, 2021
Acrylic and latex on canvas
10 x 10 inches
  Jean Alexander Frater, White
Jean Alexander Frater
White, 2018
Acrylic and latex on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Jean Alexander Frater, Teal Window
Jean Alexander Frater
Teal Window, 2018
Acrylic and latex on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Jean Alexander Frater, Pretty Wave
Jean Alexander Frater
Pretty Wave, 2018
Acrylic and latex on canvas
10 x 10 inches
  Jean Alexander Frater, Tail Wings
Jean Alexander Frater
Tail Wings, 2018
Acrylic and latex on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Danielle Mysliwiec, Counter
Danielle Mysliwiec
Counter, 2021
Oil on linen-covered wood panel
24 x 18 inches
Danielle Mysliwiec, Drawn
Danielle Mysliwiec
Drawn, 2016
Oil on linen-covered wood panels
Diptych, each panel 54 x 9 inches
  Danielle Mysliwiec, Pull
Danielle Mysliwiec
Pull, 2021
Oil on linen-covered wood panel
24 x 18 inches
Danielle Mysliwiec, Forth III
Danielle Mysliwiec
Forth III, 2021
Oil on linen-covered wood panel
14 x 11 inches
Danielle Mysliwiec, Forth II
Danielle Mysliwiec
Forth II, 2021
Oil on linen-covered wood panel
14 x 11 inches
  Rob de Oude, Modulation
Rob de Oude
Modulation, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Rob de Oude, Ace of Pace
Rob de Oude
Ace of Pace, 2021
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Rob de Oude, Web Warp
Rob de Oude
Web Warp, 2021
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
  Rob de Oude, Split System
Rob de Oude
Split System, 2021
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Rob de Oude, Checkered Match/2
Rob de Oude
Checkered Match/2, 2021
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches
Rob de Oude, Tandem/1
Rob de Oude
Tandem/1, 2021
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches
  Rob de Oude, Flash Suspension
Rob de Oude
Flash Suspension, 2021
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches
Rob de Oude, Track & Field/2
Rob de Oude
Track & Field/2, 2021
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches
Rob de Oude, Barkaboom
Rob de Oude
Barkaboom, 2021
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches
  Alexander Frater, Mysliwiec, de Oude, installation 1
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