ROBERT RECTOR: PAPER: 45 YEARS
David Lusk Gallery Memphis / 97 Tilllman October 16 - November 24th (Reception: October 19 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
This October, David Lusk Gallery showcases 45 years of paintings on paper by Robert Rector.
Featuring balanced, geometric textures alongside those with washes of color with zips and streaks, Paper: 45 Years evaluates Rector’s extensive abstract painting career. Thick blocks of color and gestural marks slashed across the surface create a tension in each composition not unlike two opposing sides of human nature: the ordered and rational, the instinctive and spontaneous.
Of Rector’s work, arts critic Fredric Koeppel says, “we could call these dichotomies visionary theaters that offer a vivid contrast between restraint and passion, almost between classicism and romanticism. In such manner, with almost Puritanical devotion, Rector cajoles viewers into a mood of speculative deliberation that seeks to harmonize what seems to be the incongruity of surface, mood, hue and gesture.”