Dan Ramirez @ Zolla/Lieberman

Dan Ramirez, Alethiea: Aluzia III, 2016, heat infused digital print on aluminum, 40 x 30 inches (courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery)
Dan Ramirez, Alethiea: Aluzia III, 2016, heat infused digital print on aluminum, 40 x 30 inches (courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery)

Mark Pohlad reviews at Dan Ramirez: Alatheia at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, on view through February 4, 2017.

Pohlad writes: "Ramirez’s art builds on stark contrasts—color against monotone, geometric versus rounded forms, metallic surfaces adjacent to wood—combined in fugal counterpoint. Recalling the paintings of Barnett Newman, one of his inspirations, Ramirez’s elegant forms are decidedly vertical. They are not just pretty, however; the pictorial strategies in his pictures challenge the conventions of illusionism altogether."