Aaron Parazette: Flyaway

Aaron Parazette, Flyaway, 2012, acrylic wall painting, 7 x 56 feet (courtesy of
Aaron Parazette, Flyaway, 2012, acrylic wall painting, 7 x 56 feet (courtesy of the artist and Art League)

Robert Boyd reviews the exhibition Aaron Parazette: Flyaway at the Art League, Houston, Texas, on view through November 2, 2012.

Boyd writes: "Flyaway wraps around two walls. Each wall has a focal point where several lines converge. The intersections of these lines, and the edge of the painting itself, form flat geometric shapes... Size matters. At this scale, the straight lines of the wall painting engage with the straight lines where the floor and ceiling meets the walls, and where two walls meet each other. The triangles and trapezoids echo the perspective space of the room. You are enveloped by the painting just as you are enveloped by the gallery itself. Flyaway loses the autonomy of an individual easel painting, but gains a dialogue with the architecture."