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Julian Hoeber
Blum & Poe, Culver City, California
Recommendation by Jody Zellen

Continuing through March 12, 2011

Julian Hoeber's new paintings are variations on a conceptual theme indebted to the work of Sol LeWitt, where written rules form the process of the creation of an artwork. Hoeber limits his palette to tones of gray and paints geometric shapes that diminish in size as they move from dark to light or light to dark tones. Stylistically they resemble the early works of Frank Stella, who experimented with repeated shapes.

The paintings "The Execution Changes" is presented along side "Endless Chair," a functional sculpture in the form of an elongated bench painted as a gradient that moves from white to gray. "His and Hers" are adult sized cradles, based on Shaker furniture design, that have been fitted with colored pillows and quilts - colorful complements to the paintings.

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