Preesman is an artist whose process-based, experientially generous paintings and sculptures contribute to the rebirth of abstraction today. His paintings are built from layers of color that are partly removed with a gouge, resulting in striated fields of color and light. Preesman?s sculptures - abstract, lattice-like wall reliefs and large timber and cement floor pieces - reference architecture, creating a powerful sense of structure and void.
Preesman will be in residence at The Renaissance Society for one month, during which time he will create a large floor piece that will almost fill the gallery, leaving a walk-way around the edges of the space. He will also create a huge work in plaster that will extend web-like across eight gallery windows. In addition, the exhibit will include several paintings and altered photographs.
Avery Preesman has been organized in collaboration with The University Gallery, University of Massachusetts.