Douglas Witmer — Recent paintings
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building
118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
January 28 — April 12, 2015
JUST ADDED — Artist talk: Wednesday February 25, 7pm
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: For his exhibition in the PAFA Alumni Gallery, Witmer has created a group of paintings keyed to function as a suite in the historic gallery of the Victorian-era Frank Furness building. The paintings feature solid geometric forms that span across more ephemeral wash-like grounds. Elemental and reductive at first glance, with heavy emphasis on color and surface physicality, Witmer’s paintings result from a completely intuitive and additive painting process where every decision is made on the surface.
EXHIBITION VIEWS HERE
In addition to my exhibition, I’d like to highlight a few other things happening at PAFA:
–Robert Ryman’s Philadelphia Prototype
–Markus Linnenbrink’s wall piece therideneverends
And just two blocks from PAFA, I highly recommend the Bill Walton show at Fleisher Ollman Gallery.
OPENING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 IN WASHINGTON DC
February 6 – April 24, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Hemphill Fine Arts / Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004
The exhibition Linear Function presents Alex Mayer, Nick Primo, and Douglas Witmer, artists whose work relies upon a sparing use of line, volume, or color. Each continually refines materials, whether paint and canvas, wood, plaster, or steel, in order to exact the highest performance out of these essential mediums.