Schwitters Meets Floyd in Danny Rolph's Hurricane Collage

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Courtesy of Barbara Davis Gallery

Danny Rolph's painted abstraction looks a like a cross between a Kurt Schwitters collage and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album cover. Rolph creates his work on triplewall polycarbonate panels - the stuff touted as a replacement for plywood hurricane panels. (You can shoot a 2x4 at it!) Sandwiching panels together, Rolph layers his painted forms with collaged imagery. (The show includes elements as diverse as spark-plug diagrams, '80s band photos and a sunflower needlepoint pattern.) The odd conglomerations of references and forms blend into patterns. They're nice pieces, but without any particularly dominant images in any of the works, they tend to run together. And quantity dilutes their appeal. Seeing three of Rolph's paintings is great, but see five and they start to feel repetitive.

On view through November 13. Barbara Davis Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd., 713-520-9200.

More images after the jump.

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