at The University of Chicago

Avery Preesman

September 17 – October 29, 2006

Avery Preesman - Installation View,<br>The Renaissance Society
Avery Preesman
Installation View,
The Renaissance Society, 2006

Preesman is an artist whose process-based, experientially generous paintings and sculptures contribute to the rebirth of abstraction today.  His paintings are built from layers of color that are partly removed with a gouge, resulting in striated fields of color and light.  Preesman?s sculptures - abstract, lattice-like wall reliefs and large timber and cement floor pieces - reference architecture, creating a powerful sense of structure and void. 

Preesman will be in residence at The Renaissance Society for one month, during which time he will create a large floor piece that will almost fill the gallery, leaving a walk-way around the edges of the space.  He will also create a huge work in plaster that will extend web-like across eight gallery windows.  In addition, the exhibit will include several paintings and altered photographs.

Avery Preesman has been organized in collaboration with The University Gallery, University of Massachusetts.


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