Don Van Vliet : Cold Furniture – New York Exhibition 2022

A new exhibition of Don’s artworks opens on 16 November 2022 at the Michael Werner Gallery, 50 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, New York. the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm.

From the gallery’s press release:

Michael Werner Gallery, East Hampton is pleased to present Don Van Vliet: Cold Furniture, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper …

Art critic John Yau explains the way in which Van Vliet achieves mastery over sound, tone, word, and image through synchronous engagement with his senses: “Dream, sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch are inextricable aspects of his experience. For Van Vliet, one of the burdens his paintings must bear is his attempt to preserve the unity of his experience of a fleeting world in which the inner and outer zones mix together.”

“There’s so many things
to feel and see while you’re awake
they’re just out of reach
out of grasp
yeah out of reach
and just as many, maybe more
the minute that you sleep”
-Don Van Vliet

 

Don Van Vliet, “Cold Furniture”, 1988 Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches (72 x 62.5 cm)

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