Matthew Langley, Celebrated Summer, 2006, oil on canvas, 60" x 50"

I just ran across the work of D.C. painter Matthew Langley on Douglas Witmer's weblog -- thanks Douglas. Langley builds luscious surfaces within a square grid structure, and uses computer generated pixellations to explore endless variations of color and configuration. I feel an affinity with this work, both in his approach to color and surface, and his interest in Cagean systems and chance operations. Through these strategies, Langley is arriving at vibrant and dynamic color situations, and sensuous, physical hand-made objects.