Robert Yasuda: Make Haste Slowly (Isoguba Maware – Japanese Proverb)

Robert Yasuda, Life Line, 2013. Acrylic on fabric on wood, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery
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Opens: 02/06/14, Closes: 03/01/14
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“In an age when information and visual stimulation bombard us in voluminous amounts and with increasing rapidiity, can a work of art really pacify the eye and serve as an anodyne to the soul?” asks Marshall N. Price in his catalogue introduction to the show of Robert Yasuda, closing March 1. The question is justly answered by these skilled, tradition-evoking yet otherworldly essays in the shape of color. Yasuda takes Newman’s Zip for a walk, to paraphrase Klee on line, by literalizing the divide in the architecture of his support and yet plumbing depths of chromatic and textural ethereality. DAVID COHEN

Robert Yasuda, Life Line, 2013. Acrylic on fabric on wood, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery