Addison/Ripley Fine Art | Dan Treado: Double Platinum

By East City Art Editorial Team on October 23, 2023

Sat, October 21 2023 — Sat, December 2 2023

Courtesy of Addison/Ripley Fine Art

Treado uses squeegees, scrapers, and invented brushes to build up many thin layers of paint that produce taut, skin-like surfaces that have almost no evidence of a mark of the hand. For this exhibition Treado puts on display some of his many stylistic and artistic ventures, some already familiar to his admirers. As always the artist’s wit is evident in his titling, notably “ A Mirror Walks Into a Bar” and “Flock of Skateboarders”. As the artist notes: “The titles to the paintings are significant in that they add a third or fourth layer to layers already present in the paintings.” The ultra flat painting surfaces are painted in either acrylic or in oil and are, if anything, even more complex and engaging than with his earlier work. The several three-dimensional works in this collection, composed of multicolored bubble gum, are playful and challenging all at once and provide relief from the uniform surfaces of the paintings.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue NW.