“Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well”
at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
January 18 – March 15, 2014
With works by Jennifer Boysen and Noam Rappaport in context with pieces from the radical French painting movement Supports/Surfaces. In addition to artists like Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Noël Dolla, and Claude Viallat, all of whom were directly connected to Supports/Surfaces, the show will present important works by intriguing figures like Jean-Michel Meurice and Pierre Buraglio
In France Support Surfaces is famous because they were the first to question the role of painting without the traditional canvas and its traditional wood framing painters usually used.
Claude Viallat for example uses all sorts of materials as canvas like Tent canvas he got from the Army, or net for fishing etc…Then he paints on those different canvas-like always the same shape with different arrangement of colors. He did it for years and years whereas he is an excellent drawer. This is meant to explore the infinity of possibilities colors offer by itself without any subject. With his wonderful and timeless paintings Claude Viallat shows that colors is self sufficient. BCh
Please read an excellent article (French) in Le Monde https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2014/08/28/exposition-claude-viallat-se-joue-de-ses-propres-regles_4477868_3246.html