Loretta Howard Gallery and Danese are pleased to announce a joint exhibition of new paintings by Larry Poons to be held at 525 West 26th St.
In his recent body of work, Poons embraces the chromatic world of music, creating a visual and emotional environment ripe with gesture, raw energy and improvisation. His skeins of color bump, loop and slide into one another as they spread across the surface. Robert Pincus-Witten observes in the catalogue text:
the artist tacks a long roll of canvas twill to the wall…and begins to paint in scattered energetic bouts working near-feverishly along the unfurled roll. Inventing and finding coves of foci, massing strokes about freshly-made gestures or suddenly-discovered past ones, Poons instrumentalizes chance (the very hallmark of Abstract Expressionist painting) as he moves along the canvas causeway.