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Gary Paller | Diptychs?
Gary Paller | Diptychs?
Gary Paller, a painter's painter, first came to work with us in 2012, making over fifty monumental works in a whirlwind of steel plates and rolls and rolls of paper. He returned to Wildwood Press in 2018 to complete twenty-five unique diptychs in five days. He came with a new plan, new plates and then he blew it all up. Wait...what?
Something of a trickster's game is what. These diptych's were carefully designed, two "disconnected parts within a well orchestrated whole" as he likes to say of his work. By offering to then split them apart Paller suggests that the individuals are set afloat, perhaps to find a fellow single to create an unplanned diptych or to float out into the world beautifully alone. There is a metaphor in here somewhere...
Maryanne Ellison Simmons, Gary Paller, Singles Anyone?
Just Right DETAIL
I have been dealing with simple organic forms for the length of my artistic career. In the past few years I have been exploring ways to suggest these shapes by slicing them into fragments which, at first, the viewer might perceive as disconnected parts within a well orchestrated whole composition. The interplay of geometric parallel slices of the organic forms combines machine-like geometry with the forms of nature. To make matters a little more complicated, these forms appear as if they are floating in space, obstructing the view of other similar forms lingering behind them. The suggestion of how to read this information is further complicated by the puzzling, ambiguous interplay of these positive and negative shapes. Ultimately, the combination of these forms, notions of light, varied surface textures, and harmonies of color present an overall “image” which I strive to make resonant and powerful.
Gary Paller, Artist Statement
Dropping By DETAIL
Jealous Brother DETAIL
Valiant Offer / Violet Variation DETAIL
Valiant Offer / Violet Variation
30h x 60w
I received my BA (1974) and MFA (1977) degrees from UCLA where I studied under such artists as Lee Mullican, William Brice, Ed Moses and Charles Garabedian. Since then I have lived and worked in my hometown, Los Angeles, in relative obscurity, while exhibiting extensively with solo shows in Houston, Seattle, Naples Italy, Ghent and Brussels Belgium, Dusseldorf Germany, London England, Ljubljana Slovenia, Seoul South Korea and many other group exhibitions.