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OVR: Miami Beach

December 2 – 6, 2020

sewn abstract painting

Upper Crust Spirit Dog, 1983
Acrylic, yarn, thread on canvas
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

brightly colored organic abstract painting

Beach Haze, 2020
acrylic, dye, and burlap
20 x 32 in (50.8 x 81.3 cm)

For Art Basel OVR: Miami Beach, the gallery presents a meaningful dialogue between two historical figures - Alan Shields and Jack Tworkov - and three contemporary artists - Evan Nesbit, Mariah Robertson, and Brian Rochefort - all represented by Van Doren Waxter. The conversation amongst the gathered works is about surface - and how line, color, shape and texture activate the materiality and appearance of each object presented. Seen together, these works express formal ideas about jostling abstraction and representation; playing with color and texture; activating an object's surface; and also with pushing material processes. Encompassing different mediums - painting, textile, photography, and ceramics - the OVR gives a snapshot of the gallery's rigorous and cross-generational programming.