Painting Toward Three Dimensions

Installation view of Painting Toward Three Dimensions, foreground: Ron Gorchov,
Installation view of Painting Toward Three Dimensions, foreground: Ron Gorchov, background: Takesada Matsutani (courtesy of Galerie Richard, New York)

James Kalm visits the exhibition Painting Toward Three Dimensions at Galerie Richard, New York. The show, featuring paintings by Bram Bogart, Ron Gorchov and Takesada Matsutani, was closed due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

All three painters move painting beyond two-dimensions. Kalm notes that "The works of both Bogart and Matsutani explore the use of unique painting materials while Gorchov develops a body of work questioning the basic concept of the rectangular flat picture plain."