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