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Marlborough Chelsea is pleased to present Sunny Disposition (JUNE 25 – JULY 31), 2015 a solo exhibition by Greg Bogin, his first with the gallery. The artist is known for his colorful shaped-canvases where the fabric is forced into complex contortions as it is pulled seamlessly taut over wooden panels. This body of work expands upon these strategies with subtle variations of color, complexity of shape and shifts in scale. The works test the tolerances of the material with deep curves and rounded corners, and emphasize their purely sculptural aspects. It is precisely this friction between surface and object that gives these works their charge and appeal. In terms of composition, crosscurrent references also inform the paintings. An obvious affinity for classic minimalism and geometric abstraction is evident, but this is tempered with an equal interest in more vernacular source material. The artist also looks to the legibility and physicality of street signs, billboards, and storefront awnings (specifically in their wrapped, volumetric presence, like skin over bones) with their high key colors and intent to dazzle.
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