Bret Slater

Bret Slater, Celestial Crown, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 11 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
Bret Slater, Celestial Crown, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 11 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches (courtesy Marty Walker Gallery)

Lucia Simek reviews an exhibition of work by painter Bret Slater at Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas, on view through June 16, 2012.

Simek writes that Slater makes "pungent and rich, monstrously globby little paintings. They rock out from the walls in an array of neons, monochromes and earth tones that respectfully carry the art traditions they allude to - Pop art, minimalism, color field painting - and fray them to shreds all at the same time. Some are quiet and nearly rigid, as in a white on white piece called Lithium that recalls the work of Robert Ryman but then trumps the reference through the wonky, translucent “handles” of paint at the top and bottom of the work."

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