Antonio Adriano Puleo: Sculpted Paintings & Painted Sculptures

Installation View: Antonio Adriano Puleo: Sculpted Paintings & Painted Sculpture
Installation View: Antonio Adriano Puleo: Sculpted Paintings & Painted Sculptures at Luckman Gallery (photo: Painting in L.A.)

Review of the exhibition Antonio Adriano Puleo: Sculpted Paintings & Painted Sculptures at Luckman Gallery, on view through June 1, 2013.

The paintings "hold together under the well established tradition of painterly exploration.  The gallery's website mentions Frank Stella, Josef Albers, Ad Reinhardt, and Robert Ryman as some of Puleo's influences - all artists who used paint more like scientists and philosophers trying to figure out what it was, what it could do, and what it meant. Likewise, the 100+ paintings in this show, installed in perfect grids throughout the gallery, read like test results from Puleo's artistic experimentations."