“Color Drawn in Space”

Danielle Frankenthal paints absolutely nothing

If someone asks you what the work of painter Danielle Frankenthal means, it’s safe to answer “absolutely nothing” without fear of sounding like one of those poor, unfortunate souls who just doesn’t get abstract art. Frankenthal is part of the Radical Concrete School, which holds that line and color should be explored for what they are and need not function as symbols. And her coming solo exhibition, “Color Drawn in Space,” will show there is much to investigate. Frankenthal’s distinctive technique involves mounting two colorfully painted Acrylite panels so they face each other with half an inch of space between. Light passes through the panels and the paint itself, becoming an active participant in works that can change with the time of day. Note the elaborate shadows cast on the wall behind each piece. Oh, and feel free to snicker smugly if you overhear a fellow art lover comment on the “metaphysical discord” the paintings convey. The exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Through October 11. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose. For information, call 713-521-2977 or visit www.wadewilsonart.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 5. Continues through Oct. 11, 2008
 
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