Wyatt Kahn

Wyatt Kahn, Sideways, 2012, Raw Canvas on Panel, 201 x 157 cm, 79 1/2 x 62 inche
Wyatt Kahn, Sideways, 2012, Raw Canvas on Panel, 201 x 157 cm, 79 1/2 x 62 inches (courtesy of Hannah Barry Gallery)

Sam Cornish writes about the exhibition Wyatt Kahn: Painting at Hannah Barry Gallery, on view through November 11, 2012.

Cornish writes that "Broadly the type of illusion Kahn employs is one that comes after the reduction of minimalist painting. The flat, object quality of each part is in one sense simply accepted. There is no hint of the surface being broken, of a window open to an atmospheric or light filled space beyond (however shallow). Instead illusion appears as a distortion of the parts of which the paintings are comprised; it creates different types of stress, tension or emphasis, and can suggest a sort of three-dimensionality, by prising or warping a flat plane so it no longer appears parallel with the wall."