Holly Johnson Gallery presents David Aylsworth: "A Dish You Wish You Had Took" open house
Holly Johnson Gallery will present "A Dish You Wish You Had Took," an exhibition of 15 recent paintings by David Aylsworth. This is the artist’s sixth solo show with the gallery.
Throughout his career, Aylsworth has deftly embraced ambiguity in the painterly process, one where the resulting canvas lives on not so much as an end product but more as a space for an ongoing adventure. Even characterizing Aylsworth’s painting as purely nonobjective is not exactly right; canted horizon lines, overlapping forms and wide expanses admit an ambiguous depth into his compositions.
The seeming nonchalance radiating from his shapes and palette is in fact a purposeful irreverence. Imperfection is embedded in his method, as edges are never quite smooth, colors are scumbled or applied wet-on-wet, and surfaces expose thinly veiled revisions. The exuberance of Aylsworth’s painting is a survivor’s vitality, one that sees adventure in uncertainty, and values ingenuity over faultlessness.
Following the open house, which will be open from 11 am to 5 pm, the exhibition will remain on display through June 19.