...two or three panels held in stasis while one or two others slip outside rectangular boundaries, generates a tensile equilibrium producing perceptual movement..

 

AUTHOR

ROBERT HAYDEN III

 

OCCASION OF PUBLICATION  

SHIFT | STACK | SUNYATA

SHIFTING THE VOID

Peter Blake Gallery is pleased to present “Scot Heywood: Shift ǀ Stack ǀ Sunyata,” an exhibition of recent paintings, the artist’s sixth solo at the gallery.

Broadway Boogie-Woogie, Piet Mondrian’s penultimate painting, expresses the rhythmic pulse of movement on the streets of New York City – the city to which he emigrated from Europe during the Second World War – using only geometric shape and color; red, yellow, blue, and grey rectangles interspersed among a yellow grid on a white ground.  Conjuring movement from simple oblongs is no easy feat. Scot Heywood achieves it in every painting.

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