c o n t e m p o r a r y a r t
173 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Up All Night
by Dan Schank
Wake Up Late (Detail), 2007, mixed media
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8th, 6 - 9 pm
January 8th - February 28th
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is proud to present Up All Night, an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Dan Schank.
Schank's latest paintings use a delicate balance of cut paper and gouache to create enticing and intricate landscapes. Bright colors and playful patterns illuminate a sumptuously inviting post-apocalyptic world. Up All Night references a coy sense of rebellion and humor, as well as the situation under which many of the works were created. Devoid of humans, the tattered, flaccid remainders of personal domestic life populate Schank's landscapes. In this world, clothes are found in piles or hung from trees, ties blow in a strong breeze from the branch of a tree, and simple building foundations stand without purpose. These dire conditions are brought to light with fondness and a boyish wonder.
Dan Schank earned his BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and his MFA from the University of California at San Diego. He lives and works in Philadelphia and is currently teaching at The University of the Arts.
Up All Night opens on Thursday, January 8 with a private view with the artist from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition features mixed media paintings created with a combination of gouache and cut paper on board. The exhibition closes on Saturday, February 28, 2008.
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