David Simpson Abstract Painting on Linen

LeadSimpsonL2160647.jpg
L2160881.jpg
L2160712.jpg
MstrL2160842.jpg
L2160956.jpg
L2160938.jpg
L2160926.jpg
L2160770.jpg
L2160749.jpg
TriptychSimpsonGalleryDecal.jpg
LeadSimpsonL2160647.jpg
L2160881.jpg
L2160712.jpg
MstrL2160842.jpg
L2160956.jpg
L2160938.jpg
L2160926.jpg
L2160770.jpg
L2160749.jpg
TriptychSimpsonGalleryDecal.jpg

David Simpson Abstract Painting on Linen

0.01

PUR (Price available upon request)

David Simpson abstract painting on linen
Artist titled, "Sun," 1961.
Retains Richard David Cole Gallery Label with art information.
19"ht 9.5"w                    $6500
David Simpson abstract painting on linen. 
Artist titled, "Sun," 1961.
Retains Richard David Cole Gallery Label with provided artwork information.
David Simpson: Born 1928 Pasadena.  Still working today.
Education: Pasadena City College, CA 1942-43; California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1949-1951, 1955-56; San Francisco State College, MFA 1956-58.
Taught at UC Berkeley in the 1960s.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
California School of Fine Arts, San Francixco, 1948; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, 1960; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1951; Robert Elkon Gallery, New York 1961, 1961, 1953-1954; David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, 1953, 1955, 1958; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1957; Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, 1973; St Mary's Art Gallery, Moraga, California, 1973.
Selected Group Exhibitions, 1945-1975:
73rd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at San Francisco Museum of Art, 1954; 75th Annual, 1956; 78th-79th Annual, 1959-1960; 82nd Annual, 1963; Pacific Coast Invitational, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, 1962; Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York , 1962; The art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association , 1958-1960, 1962-1964, 1966; First-Fourth Winter Invitational, California Palace of the Legion of Honer, San Francisco, 1960-1963; The Artist's Environment; West Coat, Amon Carter Museum, UCLA Art Gallereis and Oakland Art Gallery, 1962-1963.
With "Sun," Simpson deploys the thinned paint methods made famous by Frankenthaler and Morris Louis.  But breaking with pure abstraction, Simpson creates a sunburst image which defies the confines of the picture plane by wrapping around the edge of the surface to complete composition while literally seeping through the picture plane.
Early stripe motif, extensively explored by Simpson thereafter, is here hinted at with bold division of composition into square event within rectangle as defined by white stripes top and bottom delineating pictorial space while breaking it with casual drip around edge much as sunburst stretches it's expression around the edge and away from the pictorial space defined by the stretched canvas edge.
Simpson achieves a subtle interplay of representation, art object, and materials which set him apart and yield a vintage gem from the second wave of postwar artists.
Early stripe motif, extensively explored by Simpson thereafter, is here hinted at with bold division of composition into square event within rectangle as defined by white stripes top and bottom delineating pictorial space while breaking it with casual drip around edge much as sunburst stretches it's expression around the edge and away from the pictorial space defined by the stretched canvas edge.
Oil on Linen.
Paint staining and gravity allowed to express themselves in, around and literally through the picture plane.
Painting rendered as painted object with abstracted event traversing all surfaces of stretched canvas.

Add To Cart

PUR (Price available upon request)