RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Clearing

April 21 - June 10, 2016

RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus
Sightline

2016
Acrylic dispersion on polymer canvas
60 x 96 in (152.4 x 243.8 cm)

RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus
Corona
2016
Acrylic dispersion and gold leaf on polymer canvas
48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
 

RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus

Close

2012
Acrylic dispersion on polymer canvas
21 x 30 in (53.3 x 76.2 cm)

RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus
Ardor

2016
Acrylic dispersion on polymer canvas
32 x 40 in (81.3 x 101.6 cm)

RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus
Lot
2016
Acrylic dispersion on polymer canvas
12 x 19 in (30.5 x 48.3 cm)
 

RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus
Vigil

2016
Oil and gold leaf on linen
15 x 24 in (38.1 x 61 cm)

Press Release

BLANK SPACE is pleased to announce “CLEARING” an exhibition of new paintings by Randall Stoltzfus, the artist’s third exhibition with the gallery. The show will open on Thursday, April 21 and continue through June 10, 2016. In his latest body of work, Stoltzfus continues to construct a unique narrative of abstraction through his ongoing quest for capturing nature of light.

 

Drawing on the natural world, his Mennonite upbringing, and paint itself as sources of inspiration, Stoltzfus employs an expanded palette of textures and pigments to enrich the physical presence and felt experience of each painting. The accumulation of his signature circular mark-making results in an organic structure and flowing patterns, evoking ethereal atmosphere. Layers of simple shapes and gentle movement imbue the paintings with an inner intensity.

In Sightline, from its brilliant orange and yellow tones to its deep shades of blue and black, a dynamic interplay of colors creates spatial and figural illusions. In Corona, discrete yet gestural accentuation in gold leaf suggests the infinite and sublime. These paintings are at once expressive and restrained, intricate and simple. Oscillating between representation and abstraction, Stoltzfus’ work generates light that is at once natural and preternatural. 

 

ABOUT RANDALL STOLTZFUS

Randall Stoltzfus was born in 1971 and raised in rural Virginia. He studied painting at American University in Washington, DC. Since then his work has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions in New York, Virginia, and in Italy, where he was an artist in residence at an active insane asylum. His work is in several public collections, including the Centro Pari Opportunitá (Palazzo Penna, Perugia, Italy), Alliance Bernstein (New York, NY), and the DC Council on the Arts and Humanities (Washington, DC) as well as numerous private collections.