Rupert Deese / ARRAY 1000 SUITE


October 11 - November 23, 2012

Opening Reception:
October 13, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

New York artist Rupert Deese exhibits five large, woodcut prints from his suite Array 1000 which was produced by Manneken Press. In each of the Array prints, Deese divides the space of the circle into unique tiling patterns, using nine equal radial divisions. He then sub-divides these pie shapes into equal areas using additional radial lines and inscribed circles. While essentially abstract, the Array images have a tangential relationship to the landscape and watersheds of the upper Merced and Tuolumne Rivers in California, an area beloved by the artist which has inspired much of his artistic output. An earlier eponymous sequence of monochrome painted objects that accurately model the topographical shapes of this landscape was the genesis of the tiling patterns, and the Array opus can be seen as a continued meditation on the configuration of this geography. Deese’s work is included in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Abby Gettys