March 14 - May 7, 2011
This exhibition consists of large enamel paintings on panel, each depicts a unique grid structure taken from a variety of diagrammatic sources and explores the visuality and spatiality of grids. Pragmatic and pictured, Malek's paintings present the grids inconsiderate to their support, as if the images are selections from a graphed environment incorporating the viewer. The multiple layers of enamel paint that build upon each subsequent image present a remarkably luminous display.
Both optical and material, Malek's paintings oscillate between the spatiality of science fiction and the defining methods of rule-based North American conceptualists. Situated firmly in the dialog of contemporary abstraction, geometric intentions and human execution provide a plane of particularity between the viewer and object.
David Malek at White Columns, New York, 2011.
David Malek at ribordy contemporary, Geneva, 2011.
David Malek at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, 2010.
Q & A with David Malek, Anthem Magazine, 2010.