John Mendelsohn: The Passing Paintings

The Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

Dec. 2, 2024 - Feb. 27, 2015

1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 6824

Please join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. for the opening reception for “John Mendelsohn: The Passing Paintings,” on view at the Walsh Art Gallery through February 27, 2015.

John Mendelsohn is best known for his remarkable work with color and pattern. This exhibition features 48 paintings from “Passing,” a cycle of paintings created by the artist during a 12-month period from 2010 to 2011. The cycle is comprised of five series of paintings titled “Turbulence,” “Crosswalk,” “Vanishing,” “Flayed” and “Paradise,” and while each series has its own character, each is also involved in states of change. The artist has written about these works that “Instability and dissolution appear in many forms; absence and presence are in continual dialogue. The paint itself is treated physically: combed, marbleized, wiped off, and scraped away. As the paintings break down, they open up, revealing the surface and space beyond.” Mendelsohn’s work in the Walsh Art Gallery will be complemented by seven more of his works, including a selection from the “Six Movements” series, which are on view in the lobby of the Quick Center for the Arts, adjacent to the gallery.

The reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

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