Robert Kushner, White Camellia Marbellized, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Robert Kushner, Diva, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 72 x 90 inches
Robert Kushner, Cineraria, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 72 x 72 inches
Robert Kushner, Camellia Starlight, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Robert Kushner, Day and Night - Night and Day, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Robert Kushner, Homage to Russell Page, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 72 x 90 inches
Robert Kushner, Iris Ascendant, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 90 x 72 inches
Robert Kushner, Pansies and Forget-me-nots, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Robert Kushner, Patriotic Camellia, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and palladium leaf on canvas, 36 x 72 inches
Robert Kushner, Pink Camellias, Dawn, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on canvas, 36 x 72 inches
Robert Kushner, Tuberose Trio: Rosenkavalier, 2012
Oil, acrylic, copper leaf, and gold leaf on canvas, 60 x 60 inches (each); 60 x 120 inches (overall)
Robert Kushner, Amalfi II, 2012
Acrylic and gold leaf on vintage photograph mounted to paper, 18 x 14 inches
Robert Kushner, Capri II, 2012
Acrylic and gold leaf on vintage photograph mounted to paper, 14 x 18 inches
Robert Kushner, Tentation, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on joined antique book pages, 21 3/8 x 29 inches
Robert Kushner, L'Education D'Achille, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on joined antique book pages, 21 3/8 x 28 3/4 inches
Robert Kushner, Sainte Famille, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on joined antique book pages, 21 3/8 x 28 inches
Robert Kushner, Deux Fortunes, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on joined antique book pages, 21 3/8 x 29 3/4 inches
Robert Kushner, Chokelao Bagh, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on joined antique book pages, 24 x 24 inches
Robert Kushner, White Parrot, 2012
Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, and collage on paper, 28 x 28 inches
Robert Kushner, Gold Leaf Red Tulip, 2012
Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, and collage on paper, 36 x 18 inches
Robert Kushner, Red Parrot Kinder Sinfonie, 2012
Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, and collage on paper, 37 x 18 inches
Robert Kushner, White Tulip, 2012
Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, and collage on paper, 27 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches
Robert Kushner, Red Peony IV, 2011
Oil and acrylic on joined antique book pages, 23 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches

Press Release

ROBERT KUSHNER: NEW PAINTINGS / NEW COLLAGES
NOVEMBER 8, 2012 – JANUARY 5, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION
NOVEMBER 15, 6 – 8 PM

DC MOORE GALLERY is pleased to present Robert Kushner’s New Paintings / New Collages. In these new works, Kushner uses a relatively restrained grisaille color palette to explore the interplay between the natural world, specifically seasonal flora, and abstracted geometric backgrounds. Kushner’s content is consistent with his longtime interest in the conceptual and political implications of the decorative, while his newly muted color scheme lends his favored iconography a sense of gravitas.

In his heroically large-scale paintings, Kushner combines organic representational elements with flat, geometric grounds of solid or textured color. In doing so, he acknowledges a unique range of influences, including Islamic and European decorative arts, Chinese and Japanese sumi-e ink painting, and American abstract painting. Kushner’s multimedia works on paper are composed atop antique texts from a variety of sources with hand-painted flowers, gold leaf additions, and found vintage photographs. In both his paintings and painted collages, Kushner unites art historical tradition with modernism and aesthetic pleasure with intellectual rigor.

Robert Kushner has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Solo exhibitions have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. His work is featured in public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Tate Modern, London, UK; and Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Publications on Kushner’s work have included the monograph Gardens of Earthly Delight (Hudson Hills Press, 1997) and Wild Gardens (Pomegranate, 2006).

DC MOORE GALLERY specializes in contemporary and twentieth-century art. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Press previews can be arranged prior to the exhibition. For more information, for photographs, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Meg Bowers at mbowers@dcmooregallery.com.

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