McClain Gallery is pleased to present David Row: Morphology featuring new oil on canvas works by the artist. David Row's devotion to abstract painting has been heralded as an extension of the traditions of Abstract Expressionism. These works express Row's painting process in their undulating curves with colors so close in value that they seem monochrome. Row's paintings convey the spontaneity and intimacy of watercolor made more dynamic by overlapping paint layers, energetic brushwork and their large scale. Row's focus on line and composition is complimented by his use of analogous hues of rich color which Row himself calls "earth color [of] mud and grass." Row's thick, rolling brushstrokes have become his trademark as his luminous lines push past the edge of the canvas to infinite destinations.
David Row lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Finland and Ireland and he is represented in numerous museum collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Articles about Row's work have been featured in many publications such as Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Art & Auction and The New Yorker and in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post.