December 17, 2022 - February 18, 2023
Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by artist Tony DeLap. Conflating and confounding the distinctions between painting and sculpture, DeLap’s works are infused with an ethos of magic; the interaction between geometry, colors, and meticulously rendered lines and surfaces shows a fascination with and mastery of the craft of perception.
A signature element of DeLap’s paintings are their shapes and edges, often employing poetic, flying wooden elements hovering somewhere between frame and sculpture. These are canvases with unexpected angles and edging–the wall becoming part of the artwork and the angles playing with space and shadow. Often monochromatic, they are energized through his non-traditional shapes. For works that would traditionally be considered two dimensions, the lines and folds seem impossible and fantastic.