Backdrops: New Paintings

June 15 - July 27, 2002

In the main gallery space we will exhibit richly layered paintings by Rick Arnitz that combine ideas of abstraction and figuration. Arnitz uses a roller, rather than a paintbrush, as his tool to cover his canvases. Whether vertical or horizontal, the width of his bands is determined by the size of roller he uses. Appearing abstract upon first glance, representational possibilities materialize between the undulating marks and hues. Arnitz draws upon widely ranging ideas about space, color and scale, as well as painting itself.