• ALAN NEIDER – PAINTING with THE FABRICS – online solo exhibition

    Alan Neider is an American artist who began his career in the 1970s with a Robert Rauschenberg Work Grant and has since dealt with the dissolution of the two-dimensional image surface. Alan Neider describes himself as a painter who tries to let the form, the line and the surface emerge from the pictorial space. This creates haptic paintings that have the character of an object. An important element of his art is the use of objets trouvés as a source of form and color. Ikea bags, items of clothing, bags, and blankets are arranged, draped and sewn in layers on a flexible surface. In a further step, the layers created in this manner are deconstructed through targeted cuts and finally the composition is painted over with different colors, using media such as spray paint or even tar. The results are surprising compositions that seem playful and cool, with an ecstatic use of color that leads the viewer to a euphoric experience.

    In our exhibition we show not only current works by Alan Neider but also works from his earlier periods. In addition to various installations, we find the objects that Alan Neider made in the 1970s from found objects from the basement of his newly occupied house in Chicago particularly interesting: the main components are broken glass, rags, tar, metal and wood. These works were also shown in the Artforum at that time. Just great!

    Have fun with the exhibition!

    Art Collection Schlichtner

     

    Text by Andreas Schlichtner, Vienna, 02/28/2021 // proofread by Kelly Dale

    ALAN NEIDER – PAINTING with THE FABRICS – online solo exhibition

    photo courtesy of Alan Neider

ALAN NEIDER – PAINTING with THE FABRICS – online solo exhibition

Alan Neider // Chairs & Blankets 1

Courtesy of the Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta

Alan Neider // Chairs & Blankets 1
2016
96 x 72 x 60”/244 x 183 x 152 cm
moving blankets, fabric, paint, chairs
Alan Neider // Chairs & Blankets 3

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Chairs & Blankets 3
2016
96 x 72 x 60”/244 x 183 x 152 cm
moving blankets, fabric, paint, chairs
Alan Neider // Chairs & Blankets 5

Courtesy of the Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta

Alan Neider // Chairs & Blankets 5
2016
96 x 72 x 60”/244 x 183 x 152 cm
moving blankets, fabric, paint, chairs
Alan Neider // Chairs

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Chairs
1973-74
beams, canvas, oil stain
Alan Neider // Chairs

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Chairs
1973-74
beams, canvas, oil stain
Alan Neider // 5 Wrapped Columns

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // 5 Wrapped Columns
1973-74
columns, about 2000 yards of stained canvas
Alan Neider // Tree & Tar 3

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Tree & Tar 3
1973-74
trees, broken glass, metal, rags
Alan Neider // Tree & Glass 1

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Tree & Glass 1
1973-74
trees, broken glass, metal, rags
Alan Neider // Tree & Glass Composit

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Tree & Glass Composit
1973-74
trees, broken glass, metal, rags