Closing on April 3rd, Mark Grotjahn's exhibition, titled Seven Faces, should be seen before the paintings come off the walls. Grotjahn's works find a happy intersection between serious art and visual loveliness. The series of twelve paintings combine figurative and abstract expressions over a luscious field of colors and bas-relief textures that echo Picasso's deconstructive compositions and defy a single perspective. Grotjahn is a painter's painter, delving into the rich possibilities of his medium on surfaces that are composed of sheets of cardboard mounted on linen and producing works that swirl and shift across line, color, and form.
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