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Alan Fulle: New Work

William Traver Gallery
Seattle WA May 5-29, 2005

Ursula Salemink Roos - Coastal Impression XII
Alan Fulle, Angel of Hearth and Home (2005), various paints on canvasl [William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA, May 5-29]

Alan Fulle’s recent paintings from the “Light Dot” and “Simple Stripe” series continue to express, through his intense lush surfaces, a deep affinity with the painting medium. Fulle's works are grounded in the material application of paint, with luminous hues resulting from viscous layering. The images occur by reactions between fluid media like oil, enamel, resin and polyurethane. A deep physical texture is revealed, suggesting change and decay.

Fulle controls the tactile relationships through geometric compositions. Stripes, dots and grids reflect abstract notions of architecture informed by his years of working as a carpenter. The vibrant connection of form to colour resonates with optical rhythms and structural repetitions, although the simple linear formations are basically minimalist.

Alan Fulle has been exhibiting in Seattle since receiving his BFA at the University of Washington in 1989. His work has also been shown in New York, California and Idaho.


Allyn Cantor

 Sun, Apr 3, 2005