Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, 4th Floor, Chelsea, New York, is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of Dennis Tremalio.
Amsterdam-based, American painter Tremalio has always approached painting as an interactive process. Any mark or action on the surface of his canvasses becomes a subsequent point of departure for the rest of the undeveloped painting. The active versus reactive relationship with the painting involves the reworking, discarding and recovering of information that culminates in works that bear the traces of the artists's searching engagement with the canvas.
The imagery pinning down the sequences of marks and erasures on his canvasses are taken and collaged from found photographs, magazine cutouts, as well as the artist's own photography. This imagery represents years of collecting and archiving, and he mines this stockpile for subject matter that works collectively to evoke a sense of place somewhere between fact and fiction.
Tremalio has a particular interest in landscapes as they engulf and surround time-worn and forsaken suburban structures. These landscapes aim to map our personal, transitory relationship to time and place by attempting to universalize the sites they depict. His paintings are thus both generic and specific, capturing at once a particular setting culled from the page of a forgotten magazine or photograph and a stereotyped representation of the same subject.
Dennis Tremalio has shown extensively in the United States and internationally. He has shown at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee; the Miller Barnes Gallery in Los Angeles; as well as the Lucernaire Centre National D'Art in Paris; and the Shores Space and Margit J. Koch Gallery in Amsterdam.
There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 19, 2006, from 6-8pm.