Dan Colen: Oil Painting

Dallas Contemporary April 16th, 2016

For the first time,Oil Painting examines Colen’s exhaustive, widely arrayed working processes in this most traditional of mediums. From the meticulous progression of mapping, editing, intertwining, and transferal typical of his early, highly detailed paintings to the multilateral, experience-driven approach of his more experimental works, Colen maintains an insatiable curiosity about what kinds of marks are available to him as an artist. The works on view here chart a full spectrum of the artist’s control over and surrender to the mark, as well as the potencies activated by the interaction between mark and viewer.

Curated by Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director