Dan Arps


Dan Arps draws a variety of visual languages into a single, if opaque, narrative. Deadpan found objects--a cardboard box, some newspaper, a string--also read as careful, if nonchalant, formal gestures, while the more conventionally crafted elements appear both as examples of painting or sculpture and as conceptual props. Several pieces, including one that consists simply of a smudge of purple oil paint on a print of Pacific palms, and a more elaborate, Isa Genzken-esque, expressively daubed and wrapped crystal shop sculpture--an owl perching over a glass globe of the sort where the electrical discharge will play its miniature lightning to the movement of your fingertip--combine popular art with precise but antitechnical facture...

Dan Arps is represented by Michael Lett.