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GENE DAVIS at Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe

Gene Davis, Saratoga Springboard, 1969, 114 x 279.5 inches, acrylic on canvas


Gene Davis, Untitled, 1961, 92.5 x 89.5 inches, Oil/magna on canvas


Gene Davis, King's Gate, 1978, 69 x 93 inches, acrylic on canvas


Don't miss this show of paintings by the remarkably under-appreciated Gene Davis (1920-1985) at Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe through July 16. Usually regarded, if at all, as one of the Washington Color Painters, he was actually a truly singular painter -- for my money, way beyond Noland & Louis. He understood the contingent nature of color, and composed paintings that endlessly explored the rhythmic possibilities of color resonance as a catalyst for heightened experience. These are complex and powerful works that still operate at full-tilt potency. Images from gallery website.