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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Pierre Obando at Rush Arts Gallery


Pierre Obando, Edits, 2008-09. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

Pierre Obando, Edits, 2008-09. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

on view at Rush Arts Gallery until Saturday (March 28) at 526 West 26th Street, #311, between 10th and 11th avenues, 212 691 9552

Pierre Obando’s paintings and photographs tap into an aesthetic of serendipitous error.  Working with the familiar Ben Day dot, but in a way that is remote from the antics of Roy Lichtenstein and his Pop peers, and is closer perhaps to the cerebral op art musings of R.H. Quaytman, Obando orchestrates subtle, rarefied, understated moments of misregistration.  The emotional affect of his quietly quirky art is intriguing but elusive.

This was an artcritical CAPSULE in March 2009.


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