Jim Dine, It's the End of the Evening, 2011, 72 x 72 inches, acrylic & sand on canvas
Jim Dine, It's the End of the Evening (detail)
Don't miss this surprising exhibition of new paintings by Jim Dine at Pace through March 23. For the first time (to my knowledge) in his long and illustrious career, Dine abandons objective subjects, and makes monumental abstract paintings that present the distinctive sensuality of his signature touch in its full effect. Of the eleven huge paintings in this show, seven are celebrations of color in all its exuberance. The other four works are in black and white. All are built of layers of organic oval gestures that create a teeming kinetic painting space with crusty sand-infused surfaces. It appears that the masterful and liberated Mr. Dine is having himself a funky good time...to our delight.
Jim Dine, Regretting the Possible, 2012, 72 x 72 inches, acrylic & sand on canvas
Jim Dine, The Cerebral Theme, 2011, 72 x 60 inches, acrylic & sand on canvas
Jim Dine, The Cerebral Theme (detail)
Jim Dine, installation view, 2013