Between Known and Unknown

Linda Besemer at Angles Gallery

Linda Besemer at Angles Gallery


Angles Gallery is pleased to present Between Known and Unknown, featuring new
paintings by Linda Besemer, Tony de los Reyes, and Adam Ross. The exhibition will
be on view April 13th – June 8th, 2013.

Radical depictions of space have occupied painters for centuries, alternately enhanced
and hindered by the expansions and limitations of science and knowledge. Works by
the three artists presented here confront the viewer with related yet distinct strategies
for depicting space and “space.” The viewer will be challenged by optical illusions,
perceptual shifts, representational slippage, and finally, spatial levels that transform the
canvas into a transparent window, the interplay of surfaces.

Swoop Wave Bulge at Angles Gallery

Swoop Wave Bulge at Angles Gallery


Linda Besemer, renowned for her deft use of color and geometric abstraction, continues
to refine her characteristic point of view that unites the color theories of 20th century
modernism with the plasticity of 21st century design. The complex simplicity of the
optical effects vibrates and swells. Tony de los Reyes, exhibiting at the gallery for the
first time, confronts the viewer with a radical reinterpretation of the pouring and staining
techniques that he has made so much his own for more than a decade. The new
canvasses address absolute space transformed to abstract space that is contained and
ordered, yet tactile and provocative. Adam Ross is represented by a new body of work
that returns to the intimate scale of his earlier years. Brimming with vast expanses of
space and diminutive suggestions of architecture, the glossy surfaces pull the viewer
into a world of spectacular depth and clarity