Pat Steir, Sean Scully, Lee Ufan, Bernard Frize, John Armleder,
Liliane Tomasko, Sadie Benning, Warren Rohrer
October 5 – November 24, 2018
Catch It and Lose It ruminates on the relationship between two distinct groups of abstraction. The first defines abstraction as a constructed language of strokes which correspond with a painting’s conceptual and performative girding: works which “catch it.” The second selection details the release of agency from the artist and structured clarity of language to an amorphous transcription of meditative processes: works which “lose it.” This is not to say that either camp provides a straightforward answer to questions posed about the significance or intent of abstract painting. Rather, both groups exemplify the complexity of syntactical compositions. Catch It and Lose It hosts these languages in common forum, allowing them to reverberate and intermingle in a cacophony that portrays the possibilities of form, style, and concept that emerge from these abstract pursuits.