The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, January 20, 2018


Exhibition brings together paintings and drawings by Allan D'Arcangelo
Allan D’Arcangelo: Pi in the Sky installation view. 12 January – 10 March 2018. Courtesy Waddington Custot.


LONDON.- Waddington Custot announced that the gallery now represents the Estate of Allan D’Arcangelo (1930–1998) and is presenting the artist’s first UK solo exhibition, Pi in the Sky. The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings from the late sixties to early eighties, all shown in London for the first time. The selection of works focuses on the artist’s landscape painting which, utilising the monuments of the road, is rooted in a collective American experience.

D’Arcangelo painted contemporary landscapes from his memory. A road, a pylon or the sky glimpsed through an overpass are his subjects and the Sublime root of landscape paintings, with its intrinsic links to nature, is not of concern. The paintings from this period tend to depict scenes of post-industrialisation, devoid of human presence. Often suggestive of an upward gaze, they particularly reference the view from a car window. The one-point perspective and intentional flatness used by D’Arcangelo allows for a democratisation of the picture plane, removing any hierarchical elements within the landscape: road, pylon and sky are all equal.

The works in the exhibition play with the idea of landscape to varying degrees. ‘Rail & Bridge’ (1977) looks up at part of a highway interchange but, intentionally, the complete visual information of this landscape is not given. The sense of landscape is almost lost in paintings such as ‘Untitled (Landscape)’ (1967). The work is diagonally obstructed by a red and white barrier blocking the view. An arrow behind, within the wider landscape of a bright, artificial blue, offers a clue of direction but is intersected. The flatness of this landscape is taken to an extreme; with the removal of one-point perspective, these roadside signals float into abstraction.

The suggestion of movement and fractured framing also seems to reference the idea of a film still, a suggestion that the painting is one in a sequence, an abstracted part of a whole. The works are intentionally imbued with a non-specific location emphasising the anonymity of the road-side landscape. D’Arcangelo states that ‘we are horribly separated from ourselves and this separation increases at 90mph’.

The works are important in their unique depiction of the American landscape. Using carefully chosen iconography and repeated signs, the works ask questions about the American psyche in a modern, changing America.

‘We are honoured by this opportunity to work with the Estate of Allan D’Arcangelo. His unique take on the American experience makes him an important addition to our roster of American artists, a long-standing focus for the gallery, and we are very proud to present the first solo exhibition of his work in the UK’ - Stephane Custot, Chairman of Waddington Custot

The catalogue published to accompany the exhibition will include a newly commissioned essay by Barry Schwabsky, and an archive conversation between the artist and Marco Livingstone from 1988.





Today's News

January 14, 2018

New York City to keep Christopher Columbus statue after 'hate' review

New exhibition of major works celebrates William Blake's relationship with Sussex for the first time

Anthony McCall's first institutional exhibition in New York opens at Pioneer Works

Our responsibility to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones

Smithsonian commemorates 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final crusade in "City of Hope" exhibition

Josh Sperling's first exhibition with Perrotin on view in Paris

Sculpture of a Bashkir horseman installed on the shores of River IJssel

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum launches new podcast

New exhibition by Japanese artist Tabaimo opens at James Cohan

The Royal Collection appoints a new Director

Smithsonian names Julissa Marenco Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs

Exhibition at the Hyde Collection includes more than seventy works by Alphonse Mucha

'Lisson Presents... Speech Act' on view at Lisson Gallery London

Michel Rein exhibits works by Luca Vitone

Exhibition brings together paintings and drawings by Allan D'Arcangelo

A Collection of Wine from a Secret Grotto in Northern Europe opens Sotheby's 2018 London wine season

Art Cologne announces Top-flight line-up of international galleries

Boise Art Museum opens "Jo Hamilton: Knots in Time"

Cristin Tierney Gallery opens exhibition of new video works by peter campus

Gavin Brown's enterprise opens LaToya Ruby Frazier's largest exhibition in New York to date

Lois Lambert Gallery opens exhibition of new works by the Brazilian painter and mural artist Rodrigo Branco

Susan Eley Fine Art opens Jason Noushin's first solo exhibition in New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- National Air and Space Museum releases "VR Hangar" app

2.- Inrap discovers a mikveh in the medieval Jewish quarter of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

3.- Wellcome Collection acquires 17th century portrait of internationally renowned and hirsute Barbara van Beck

4.- The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation names Ghislain d'Humieres to oversee its core operations

5.- LACMA exhibits for the first time two photographic series by Richard Prince

6.- Jade and gold burial suit, finest to survive ancient China, featured in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

7.- Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from the Museum of Gothenburg in Sweden

8.- Vincent van Gogh's 'Watermill at Kollen' on display at Het Noordbrabants Museum

9.- Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire 'Portrait of Charlotte Cram' by John Singer Sargent

10.- British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful