installation shot

installation shot - Exit California

Woke up on Broadway

oil on linen

64" x 56"

2014

Exit California

Exit California

oil on linen

62" x 54"

2014

Woke up on Broadway #2
oil on linen
18" x 14"
2014

Bob Power (You There)
oil on linen mounted on panel
40" x 33 1/2"
2014

Notes for Gold
oil on linen
22" x 18"
2014

Popskull

oil on linen

52" x 40"

2014

We Give and Expect in Return

Oil on linen mounted on panel

24" x 18"

2014

 

Trends in Society
oil on linen mounted on panel
40" x 33 1/2"
2014

Untitled #3

Oil on linen

26" x 18"

2014

Privateer (Selfportrait)

Oil on linen mounted on panel

18" x 14"

2014

 

Turnout

oil on linen mounted on panel

20" x 16"

2014

 

Knickerbocker
oil on linen
30" x 12"
2014

Sweetest Day
oil on linen
20" x16"
2014

Robert Szot

Woke up on Broadway

September 7 – October 5, 2014

Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to present “Woke up on Broadway," featuring new paintings by Robert Szot. 

Robert Szot’s oil paintings are wrestling with the conflict of impermanence. Szot’s methodology is primarily one of problem solving. Fine details are sometimes marred or sacrificed until the final composition has reached a more dynamic and complex resolution. Thin layers of activity and line drawing peer through a more dominant foreground of broad color fields. This process provides a depth that becomes sharper in definition over time.

Curator Robert Bunkin writes: “Robert Szot’s abstract paintings seem to come from the urban environment. They are reined in by architectonic structures, broad fields of color are interrupted by smaller gestures and idiosyncratic forms...his work has a palimpsest effect, where layers of previous activity bleed through the final layers of paint.”

Robert Szot lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited throughout America and internationally. Szot has shown with The Painting Center and Melody Weir in New York and with the Saatchi Gallery in London. His work can be found in prominent American and international private collections.

This exhibition opens on Sunday September 7, 2014 will be on view until October 5, 2014.