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John Zurier_For Nathaniel_2017_oil on linen_78 x 48 inches_198.1 x 121.9 cm

For Nathaniel, 2017, oil on linen, 78 x 48 inches (198.1 x 121.9 cm)

NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through October 1, 2017
By Genevieve Kotz
September 26, 2017

Peter Blum Gallery: “John Zurier: Stars Without Distance” September 27 through November 11, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In the first show at Peter Blum’s new downtown location, John Zurier will present new paintings in “Stars Without Distance.”

Inspired by time spent in Iceland, John Zurier’s paintings on linen meld abstraction with a visceral sense of being in the world. The dots, dashes and stray lines on the folds of linen simultaneously reinforce the materiality of the medium while implying an undefined ephemeral space. The paintings, which are both concrete and suggestive, show previous marks by the artist, whether scraped away or revealed, the marks are embedded in the weave, heightening “awareness of memory, place, time and sensation,” according to the gallery.

Peter Blum Gallery is located at 176 Grand St, New York, NY 10013.

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