We are very pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of New York-based artist Walter Price at our gallery. Pearl Lines consists of seven paintings on wooden panels, eleven works on paper, and the sculpture The weight of thought (2022), a suitcase with books attached to it.
Since 2016, Price has titled all his exhibitions Pearl Lines. In a 2021 interview with Enuma Okoro in the Financial Times he explains: There's an effective magic to repetition. Like with a favourite song. I'd like to exhaust this title like a radio DJ does with a summer hit.
Price's unconventional and smart works deny all sorts of limitations and formal restrictions. His primary interest lies in abstraction and the force and impact of colour, which sometimes manifests in works that combine painting and found objects. He often glues drawings, notes or stickers on the painted surface, and instead of canvas, paints on wooden constructions, the broad edges of the wooden objects becoming part of the painting.
Press release courtesy Barbara Wien.