MUST RUN 6/13
MUST RUN 6/13
DILLON GALLERY ED BAYNARD âGREATEST HITSâ
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NEW YORK CITY â Dillon Gallery is hosting its second solo exhibition of artist Ed Baynard, on view through June 28. As a master watercolorist for the last 35 years, Baynard has perfected his vocabulary. This cotemporary era of his works contains his classic imagery in a vibrant new medium â acrylic on canvas. These mature works, âGreatest Hits,â are an intimate distillation of his lifeâs work. The restrained still lifes are painted in an unsentimental and sophisticated approach. His canvases echo the quiet intellectualism that one finds in the compositions of Morandi. His floral works reference the Japanese aesthetic, as well as that of the early Twentieth Century American Modernists.
In the current exhibition Baynard has incorporated all his themes: the shelf, the pots, the white background he pioneered and his flowers, sitting below trompe lâoeil blocks of color. These paintings remind the viewer to stop and take note of the details and reoccurring themes of nature and geometry.
The artistâs work can be seen in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, High Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, among others.
Dillon Gallery is at 555 West 25th Street. For information, www.dillongallery.com or 212-727-8585.