Sunday, October 6, 2013

Liliana Bloch Gallery

Second visit to this subtle but very satisfying exhibition of Waddy Armstrong's work at the recently opened Liliana Bloch Gallery.
All paintings untitled, oil on linen or canvas

Waddy Armstrong's work is a convergence of botanical structures and motifs melding a philosophical return to nature's simplicity with formal artistic inquiry. He creates visual elements from various plants and trees  that coalesce in seamless, harmonious compositions ranging from gestural abstractions to silhouettes of the imagined. Beauty, pleasure and composition are all key components as the act of mark-making morphs into recognizable-albeit fictional-form. Armstrong's most recent works are his most painterly to date. Bands and washes of color surround his signature hybrid forms, challenging the traditional figure-ground relationship and rendering the picture plane obsolete.  (Liliana Bloch website)

Waddy Armstrong graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting in 1999. Since then, he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions around the United States, including venues in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Armstrong lives and works in San Antonio.
Liliana Bloch Gallery
2919 Commerce St suite C,
Dallas, TX, 75226
Phone: (214) 991 5617 

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