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CONFLUENCE MICHAEL BRADEN ANDY MOSES GREGG RENFROW


CONFLUENCE The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present CONFLUENCE, a group show including new works by Michael Braden, Andy Moses and Gregg Renfrow, Each of these three artists use abstract painting to explore the intersection of color, space and line through the lens of natural phenomena.

MICHAEL BRADEN A student of art, architecture and theoretical physics, Michael Braden utilizes polychromatic lines to examine what he calls “transitional environments, the spaces of the in-between”. Building up dense matrices of color, Braden’s paintings urge the viewer to consider how we occupy and function within these spaces of convergence.


ANDY MOSES Implementing boundary pushing techniques that he’s been practicing for the past three decades, Andy Moses seeks to harness the forces of nature via painting. Acting as a sort of alchemist, Moses mixes and transforms his paints for weeks in a complex process that results in sweeping, luminous surfaces that reference both observed phenomena and abstract experience.

GREGG RENFROW Drawing from the ever-changing nature of California light, Gregg Renfrow works in translucent layers, pouring mixtures of polymer and pigment over sheets of cast acrylic. A disciple of the Light and Space movement, Renfrow creates brushless paintings of subtle tonal gradations that are in dialogue with the constant flux of the visible world as revealed by light.


Michael Braden, The Truth About Black Holes, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 46”x 50”


Michael Braden, The Tom-Boy, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 46”x 50”


Michael Braden, The Creation Of Man, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 96”x144”


Michael Braden, Madam Butterfly, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 72”x 60”


Michael Braden, City of Lost Angles, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 60”x 72”


Michael Braden, To Obey A Game You Don’t Understand, Policy Has A Loud Voice, 2014 acrylic on canvas, 50” x 46”


Andy Moses, Morphology 1505, 2015, acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 54”x 78”


Andy Moses, R.A.D. 1503, 2015, acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 52.5”x 78”x 7”


Andy Moses, Morphology 1602, 2015, acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 57”x 90”


Andy Moses, R.A.D. 1502, 2015, acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 55”x 78”x 7”


Andy Moses, Morphology 730, 2015 acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 30” x 30”


Andy Moses, Morphology 731, 2015 acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 30” x 30”


Andy Moses, Geomorphology 1506, 2015, acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 54”x 78”


Andy Moses, Morphology 728, 2015, acrylic on polycarbonate on concave wood panel, 30”x 30”


Photograph Courtesy Alan Shaffer


Gregg Renfrow, Origin, polymer, pigments, on cast acrylic, 70” x 50.25”


Gregg Renfrow, First Light, polymer, pigments, on cast acrylic, 48” x 48.5”


Gregg Renfrow, The Main Thing, polymer, pigments, on cast acrylic, 72” x 48.5”


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.comcom


Confluence Catalog