The Green Gallery East
1500 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee WI, 53202
Wed. - Sat. 2-6pm


Richard Galling Exteriorized Bliss The Green Gallery Milwaukee

Exteriorized Bliss
Richard Galling 

Reception: February 14, 2015, 6-9 pm
Exhibition: February 14 - March 21, 2015


For Exteriorized Bliss Galling presents a series of new paintings on clear vinyl. The surfaces are stretched over stained, wooden stretcher frames that acquire a subdued presence. Thin applications of paint build and overlap revealing a hazy network of intersecting gesture and mark.

Frenetically syncopated in their movement, the timing yields a choreographed prehension of a pulsing whole.

Becoming active with the shift of light throughout the day in the gallery, the transparency animates paint application rather then merely defaulting to a reveal of support. The work as such indirectly alludes to a space of the screen as well as artificial/natural environments outside the frame. A familiar painting-as-window trope butts up against other metaphors of exteriorized, visual exchange.

The work fills an ambient space between the wall and room, as seared eyes perpetually seek beyond a synthetic surface blocking entry into the ether.



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