David M. Roth of art journal Squarecylinder expertly reviewed the Casper Brindle exhibition Light and Space Divisible on view at Nancy Toomey Fine Art through June 17, 2017, at 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco.
by David M. Roth – June 5, 2017
Casper Brindle, Aura 4, 2016, Acrylic and Metallic Leaf on Panel, 48 x 72 Inches
In these paintings [Casper Brindle] sprays varying gradations of white onto wood panels, and inserts into them rectangular lengths of metallic foil that function as totems. Beveled edges painted red cast a faint pink glow, producing a low-key optical buzz that drives our attention directly to those central shapes. However, it’s the neutral colors surrounding them, laid down in varying opacities and in colors ranging from pure white to yellow-gray, that de-focus our gaze, turning the surfaces of each work into big vibrating fields. Read more…