Darby Bannard's Beautiful Disasters

Walter Darby Bannard, Elysium, 2007
Walter Darby Bannard, Elysium, 2007

Brett Sokol profiles painter Darby Bannard.

Sokol writes: "In [Bannard's] latest series of paintings, a riot of multicolored brushstrokes crash over one another in densely built layers - a playful squiggle here, a violent wave there, cohering into an often-hypnotic whole... what's truly surprising isn't just Bannard's willingness to explore, but how markedly different these newest efforts are from his own earlier canvases."