Featuring works by
Peter Downsbrough, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Kay Rosen, Robert Ryman, and James Turrell
In general, the surface area is the sum of all the areas of all the shapes that cover the surface of the object. For this exhibition, each of the works is engaged with the flat planes of the surface. Ryman uses the texture and slight color variation to conflate the paper and ink surfaces through laying out the process with which the work was made. Kelly and Turrell both use texture to help create a tension between two and three dimensions in their works, while LeWitt uses the flat surfaces to reaffirm the ultimate similarity between all the geometric forms. Meanwhile, Peter Downsbrough uses the geometric form of the square to illustrate how the word, “Still”, can both describe the shape, yet also be controlled by it. Kay Rosen takes two canvases of the same size, but uses different quantities of the same letters to say the same thing, thus proving and simultaneously disproving the title of the show.