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Acrylic Striations: "Stan Lindwasser 2018" 

click to enlarge STAN LINDWASSER, 2018
  • Stan Lindwasser, 2018

When you work in an artistic medium for over half a century, you get to know its tricks, traps, and temperament intimately. Each new piece becomes an ever-finer exploration of nuance. Beacon-based artist Stanley Lindwasser's latest acrylics paintings are detailed examinations of the infinite capacity of color.

click to enlarge STAN LINDWASSER, 2018
  • Stan Lindwasser, 2018

Each painting in this series begins with lines of color running in one direction across the canvas. Lindwasser compares this body of work to the natural striations found in layers of clouds or rock. Beginning with a single tube of paint, Lindwasser's pieces evolve naturally, as he responds to the density, viscosity, and impact of colors on one another. "Anything you do affects what you do afterward. It's all provisional, and it's all relative," he says.

Lindwasser's painterly style belies a meticulous yet dynamic preoccupation with texture, the brushstrokes inviting viewers to peek behind the curtain. "When you are working just with paint on canvas, you are naked, in effect," Lindwasser says. "Whether I'm changing color or working color on top of color, all of it comes through, kind of like a palimpsest."

click to enlarge STAN LINDWASSER, 2018
  • Stan Lindwasser, 2018

Some of the lines in this series are created by transitions between different colors or layers of a color, while other areas are marked by changes in texture across a single color. The gestalt evokes scenes in nature—sunsets, waterways, landscapes barren and lush. "I'm not trying to do representation or get away from it," Lindwasser says. "I'm trying to extract a degree of emotion and color possibilities from paint."

The paintings ultimately affect a deep sense of balance and dimensionality. "In the same way that flowers grow or nautiluses grow, the process essentially becomes a fairly straightforward algorithm," he says. "And then, of course, there are nice accidents."

click to enlarge STAN LINDWASSER, 2018
  • Stan Lindwasser, 2018

"Stanley Lindwasser 2018" will be on display at Oak Vino Wine Bar in Beacon from November 10–January 2019. The opening reception is on November 10, from 6–9pm. Stanleylindwasser.com.

click to enlarge STAN LINDWASSER, 2018
  • Stan Lindwasser, 2018
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