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GUIDE [EXTENDED]

  • Eric Aho

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Current Exhibitions at DC Moore Gallery


GUIDE [EXTENDED]

  • Eric Aho
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Outset

  • Barbara Takenaga,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Line Up

  • Milton Avery,
  • Romare Bearden,
  • Charles Burchfield,
  • Isabel Bishop,
  • Paul Cadmus,
  • David Driskell,
  • Edward Hopper,
  • Mark Innerst,
  • Valerie Jaudon,
  • Robert Kushner,
  • Franz Kline,
  • Jacob Lawrence,
  • Whitfield Lovell,
  • Nathan Oliveira,
  • Katia Santibañez,
  • Ben Shahn,
  • Claire Sherman,
  • Michael Stamm,
  • Barbara Takenaga,
  • George Tooker,
  • Darren Waterston,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ZIG ZAG ZIG

  • Duane Michals,
  • Chie Fueki,
  • Joyce Kozloff,
  • Doron Langberg,
  • Bridget Mullen,
  • Didier William,
  • Alexi Worth,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Timeless Gaze

  • Katia Santibañez,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Reverie: Dupatta-topia

  • Robert Kushner,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ecstatic Landscape

  • Darren Waterston,
  • Opens: Mar. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 23, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pagan's Rapture

  • Carrie Moyer,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mediation Inc.

  • Michael Stamm,
  • Opens: Jan. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pilgrimage, Photographs and Recent Sculpture

  • Mary Frank,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Girlhood

  • Joyce Kozloff,
  • Opens: Oct. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Mysterious

  • Eric Aho
  • Milton Avery,
  • Roger Brown,
  • Charles Burchfield,
  • Janet Fish,
  • Mary Frank,
  • Jared French,
  • Margaret French,
  • Joyce Kozloff,
  • Robert Kushner,
  • Ralph Eugene Meatyard,
  • Duane Michals,
  • Carrie Moyer,
  • Claire Sherman,
  • Barbara Takenaga,
  • George Tooker,
  • Darren Waterston,
  • Alexi Worth,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

What’s Past is Prologue

  • Whitfield Lovell,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pinwheels and Poppies

  • Janet Fish,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 11 - Dec 08, 2018

  • Reception: Oct 11, 6 - 8pm

Where

DC Moore Gallery

  • 535 West 22nd Street, Second Fl., New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.247.2111

About

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Guide, a solo-exhibition of new paintings by Eric Aho. Aho is known for his landscapes that abstract the natural world, and this new body of work, at times both inviting and confrontational, challenges our understanding of depth in a uniquely painterly manner. Many of the works are large in scale, in order to examine the dichotomy of monstrousness and intimacy that can be found in the deep and complicated architecture of the forest. In River Guide, Aho has created a minimalistic river scene, yet the inclusion of a simple horizon line defines the overpowering size of the trees that merge with river. It is frontal, daunting, but simultaneously calming due to the gentle light breaking through the trees and the delicate trace of fishing casting lines that also signify a real and personal experience the artist had there.

Other works elevate the imaginative, primal nature of the forest by transforming it into patterns of vibrant, expressive color. Walker’s Woods elevates the diverse palette of nature’s brighter hues while the deep blues and grays in Pinewood Nocturne evoke the terrifying mystery and magnificence of the dense forest at night. Aho constructs his paintings around the notion that we can access feelings of pain and beauty through the sensation of awe in being unable to control nature. Through his deft use of enveloping strokes of thick paint that materialize these liminal settings, he has created works that allow the viewer to recall one’s own spiritual encounters in nature. The paintings therefore conjure a feeling of an escape, both contemplative and meditative. In this way, Aho’s landscapes are a necessary and regenerative antidote from the chaotic cultural climate we find ourselves immersed in every day.

A catalogue with essay by Peter Heller, nature writer and author of Celine, and The Painter will accompany this exhibition.


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