March 7- March 28, 2015
Van Der Plas Gallery is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new downstairs Project Space with an exhibition of paintings by Ford Crull, Peggy Cyphers, Debra Drexler and Johan Walstrom, “Rites of Spring”. Like Stravinky’s infamous similarly named musical composition, the paintings explore harmony and dissonance, transporting the viewer into an abstract experience of synesthesia where you can almost taste, hear and feel color and form. From the complex delicacy of Cyphers, to the primal urgency of Walstrom ,all artists are deeply rooted in process. The works recall the origins of painting itself such as the Paleolithic roots of Crull’s work, or the complex color interactions of Drexler. The works engage in timeless archetypes in unique and contemporary ways. Each artist brings us into a deeper understand of the sublime through a transcendent experience of paint.