Mark Dutcher: Transfer

Mark Dutcher, Lost, 54.5 x 43 inches, 2013, oil/pencil/glitter/tinted gesso on c
Mark Dutcher, Lost, 54.5 x 43 inches, 2013, oil/pencil/glitter/tinted gesso on canvas (courtesy of the artist and Coagula Curatorial)

Christopher Knight reviews the exhibition Mark Dutcher: Transfer at Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, on view through October 19, 2013.

Knight writes: "Together, Joan Mitchell and Jasper Johns would seem to be an unlikely pair of inspirations for a new body of paintings, but there they are hovering in the background of 10 lovely recent works by Mark Dutcher. Two kinds of nominal handwriting -- gestural abstraction and a recognizable vocabulary of painted signs -- slip and slide across the surfaces of his canvases, as if perpetually merging and fading away."

via: 
LA Times