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Opens Tomorrow, Feb 25, 6-8p:”The Radiant Future” Donald MoffettMarianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W24th St., NYC
The artist’s paintings are deceptive in their shifting of our expectations in what a traditional painting should be.
"A little domestic tragedy happened last winter during a snowstorm. The largest tree on the block, an old Bradford Pear, fell into the street in front of our house. It was heavy and shocking to see splayed out horizontally, ruined and dying at the foot of the stoop. The city sent out a crew of skilled arborists to chainsaw and chip it into manageable remains to discard or recycle. This was all an event that drew the curiosity of neighbors. There was an intensity in their observation that was instructive. People asked the arborists if they could take parts of the tree. I asked one man who was dragging off a big log if he had a fireplace. He said, “No, I don’t. It is the texture and the weight that I want.” And he staggered off with what he missed. I know what he means. Texture and weight. Neither play a part of any consequence in our new digitized lives. Yes, texture and weight." -Donald Moffett, 2012

Opens Tomorrow, Feb 25, 6-8p:

The Radiant Future
 Donald Moffett

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W24th St., NYC

The artist’s paintings are deceptive in their shifting of our expectations in what a traditional painting should be.

"A little domestic tragedy happened last winter during a snowstorm. The largest tree on the block, an old Bradford Pear, fell into the street in front of our house. It was heavy and shocking to see splayed out horizontally, ruined and dying at the foot of the stoop. The city sent out a crew of skilled arborists to chainsaw and chip it into manageable remains to discard or recycle. This was all an event that drew the curiosity of neighbors. There was an intensity in their observation that was instructive. People asked the arborists if they could take parts of the tree. I asked one man who was dragging off a big log if he had a fireplace. He said, “No, I don’t. It is the texture and the weight that I want.” And he staggered off with what he missed. I know what he means. Texture and weight. Neither play a part of any consequence in our new digitized lives. Yes, texture and weight." -Donald Moffett, 2012

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