SUBJECT LINES

September 15 - October 15, 2016


The Philip Slein Gallery is proud to present Subject Lines, an exhibition of abstract paintings by            Alison HallDonald MoffettLiat Yossifor, and Robert Zungu. Four painters, four methodological approaches -- four lines of attack -- that each yield unique and signature results in which boldness and     calm seem to reside in equal parts. 

Alison Hall’s paintings often recall Renaissance architecture, in this case the Arena Chapel in Padua, where layers of meticulously applied paint are ascribed to a plaster ground. Donald Moffett extrudes spindles of monochromatic oil paint to completely cover the picture plane and aggressively confront viewers with its charged psychological tactility.  Liat Yossifor coerces colorful oil paints into varying greys. Yossifor’s physical and performative engagement with her paintings record subconscious symbols in its expressionist surfaces. Using altered 19th century Japanese stencils as his point of departure, Robert Zungu employs laser toner ink and silver overlay to create constellations that both further the potential for Abstraction and mark time with new material phenomenologies.  

Also showing in the Project Room: paintings from the Whitney Biennial and other works by Dan Walsh.


Liat Yossifor, Figure II (red edges), 2016, oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches