February 24, 2008

Douglas Florian's 613 pages of light

Douglas Florian's diminutive gouache/collage paintings on paper at BravinLee programs are part of a 613 page book project called “Sefer Shel Or," which is Hebrew for "The Book of Light." The paintings, made over the past eight years, have a charmingly rumpled insouciance and run the emotional gamut from sadness and anxiety, to peacefulness and joy. "My drawings are abstract regressionist… movingly still, but still moving, emotional notions about motion, configurations of constellations… both drawn and withdrawn," Florian writes. "My drawings are bottle-fed and battle-torn, drawn from the natural and unnatural."

"Douglas Florian The Liars and The Moonstruck," BravinLee programs, New York, NY. Through March 8.

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