Scott Malbaurn, Tide, 2011, 72 x 72 inches (2 panels), acrylic on canvas
Scott Malbaurn is showing a group of new paintings at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery through November 13, 2011. Scott's previous work, while always clean, hard-edge and reductive, has often conveyed a certain restlessness in its configuration -- energized gestural lines or complex geometric diagrams. With this group of paintings, he has placed his primary focus on retinal resonances, the complexity and movement being manifested spatially through intense color interactions within a highly simplified iconic structure. Using the chevron as his motif, he has arrived at a configuration that allows him to manipulate the pictorial space through saturation and weight of color, creating undulating meditative rhythms with glowing off-key color transitions. The surfaces of these paintings are absolutely pristine, built of many layers of translucent polymer to form a seamless skin. Each painting embodies a distinct world of teeming plasticity.
Scott Malbaurn, Fenestra, 2011, 24 x 18 inches, acrylic on canvas
Scott Malbaurn, Terminus, 2011, 36 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas
Scott Malbaurn, Jive, 2011, 36 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas