Martin Basher | Jizzy Velvet
3 February – 14 March 2015
Starkwhite is pleased to debut its 2015 season with a new exhibition by Martin Basher titled Jizzy Velvet.
The New York-based artist will present a series of large-scale paintings on canvas and cardboard, along with new sculptural works referencing store-display and retail architecture. Rendered primarily in black and white, the paintings represent a significant evolution to the signature series of optically complex, striped abstract paintings that Basher has become known for in recent years. While some works will continue to develop this flawless, hard-edged stripe motif, others will take a muscular formal turn, using the stripe in conjunction with more aggressive, tactile and improvisational mark making. Their compositions will be echoed and reflected in sculptures constructed from aluminum, perspex and heavy construction lumber.