CASPER BRINDLE CHROMA
WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER 2525 MICHIGAN AVE., E-1 SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 P 310-453-0909 F 310-453-0908 www.williamturnergallery.com
CHROMA Hans Hofmann once said, “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. Our entire being is nourished by it.” Casper Brindle’s newest series of paintings dives headfirst into this realm, exploring the expressive possibilities of color. Brindle’s works occupy the space where Color Field painting, Light and Space conceptualism and Finish Fetish sensibilities intersect. Borrowing tools and techniques from the industrial complex of California car culture, Brindle applies paint to his surfaces in multiple layers of fine airbrush sprays. The high gloss finishes function as reflective pools that appear to liquify the shimmering stratums of color beneath, while simultaneously sealing them in. The effect is intoxicating. Atmospheric gradations of color are encased in hardened surfaces in a constant push and pull between depth, light and texture. Brindle’s earlier works often utilized tubes of fluorescent lights embedded into the painted surfaces - he has now managed to achieve this effect solely with paint. His expert use of color causes the paintings to glow with energy. In a departure from his last series of more monochromatic paintings, Brindle has pushed his palette to new extremes, exploring more rigorously the relationships between multiple colors at once. The hues Brindle employs are near supernatural highly saturated jewel tones are juxtaposed, ombré rainbow fields vibrate against platinum grounds and atmospheric pearlescent surfaces are punctuated with glowing strips of color. The viewer is enveloped into immersive fields of color that appear to rush beyond the edges of the paintings, evocative of infinite horizons echoing across space. Casper Brindle grew up surfing the beaches along LA's coast during the 1970's and 80's, and worked briefly for Light and Space artist Eric Orr in the late 1980’s. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles. This marks Casper Brindle’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.
Mystic Bay, 2015, automotive paint, acrylic and resin on panel, 24â€?x24â€?
Punta Mita, automotive paint, acrylic and resin on panel, 24â€?x24â€?
Scattered Blue, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x68â€?
Green Flash Two, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x94â€?
Distant Atmosphere, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x68â€?
Nerra, 2014, automotive paint, acrylic, resin on panel, 30â€?x58â€?
Horizontal Scatter, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 44â€?x94â€?
Arcane, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 72x48 inches
Molecular Brilliance, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 38â€?x58â€?
California Lightness, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 58â€?x38â€?
Lightness of Being, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x68â€?
South Pacific, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x94â€?
Distant Transition, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x94â€?
Delicate Fervor, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 44â€?x94â€?
Light Scatter, 2015, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 48â€?x68â€?
CASPER BRINDLE CV Born Long Beach, California Lives and works in Venice, California Biography 1955 - B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 1958 - M.A., University of California, Los Angelesx 1980 - Received Guggenheim Fellowship. Traveled in Japan 1981-82 - Lived in New York. Traveled in France and Canada 1983 - Taught at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 1995 - Received Honorary Doctorate Degree, Otis College of Art and Design Public Collections Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY Akron Art Institute of Art, Akron, OH Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Dartmouth College Gallery, Hanover, NH Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO Gelco Collection, Minneapolis, MN Hereditary Disease Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Irvine Collection, Irvine, CA Janss Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA Lannan Foundation, Chicago, IL Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Times Collection, Los Angeles, CA Menil Foundation, Rice Museum, Houston, TX Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA Pasadena Art Museum (Norton Simon Museum of Art), Pasadena, CA Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS University of Miami, Miami, FL Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN Frederick Weisman Foundation Collection, Los Angeles, CA Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT