MICHAEL VOSS | Paintings with Names and Related Drawings
April 28 - June 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28th, 6-9pm
In the Main Gallery, Michael Voss will present a series of abstract paintings on linen and a selection of recent drawings. Voss’s small-scale canvases embody a subtly-shifting boundary between deceptive simplicity and stealth complexity. They are composed of color gestures that are as strikingly intimate as they are vastly open-ended. Voss does not just title his paintings, he names them; Jacqueline, Ana Garcia, Fuentes. By intuitively naming each canvas upon its completion, Voss ties his work to the notion that a name is at once an abstract and general term while also personifying a specific individual.
Michael Voss received his MFA from Hunter College. His work has been shown in gallery & museum exhibitions throughout the US and internationally, including George Lawson Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Parallel Art Space (Brooklyn, NY), Riverside Art Museum (Riverside, CA), Raum X (London) and ABContemporary (Switzerland). Voss’s work is in the permanent collections of Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich; BMW AG, Munich; and Alcoa, Lever House, New York. In November 2017 Voss will have a solo exhibition at Galerie Wittenbrink in Germany.