Dallas Art Fair — Sam Friedman and Josh Sperling

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Dallas Art Fair — Sam Friedman and Josh Sperling

The artists have been lifelong friends and their practices have been highly influenced by each other. For the first time ever Friedman and Sperling have created collaborative pieces that explore color and shape demonstrating how their signature styles easily compliment the other in this new approach to their creative process.

Sam Friedman
Sam Friedman (b. 1984, Oneonta, New York) moves between representational and abstract depictions with seeming ease and spontaneity. He has produced paintings for the greater part of his life that explore primarily the formal concerns of paint, tools and surfaces as they relate to the scale of the human body; while occasionally touching down to get blessed, tainted - or both - by the non-linear narrative of life. Friedman’s paintings pilot a plane that takes us from the ethereal to the earthly, on a ride that is neither past or present, but rather timeless, accessible, and transformatively escapist.

Josh Sperling
Josh Sperling (b. in 1984, Oneonta, New York) works in the grey area between painting and sculpture, and skillfully manipulates color, canvas, light and shadow to create bold post-painterly pieces. Sperling's work remains profoundly contemporary, but is often inspired by historic references. From 1960's geometric abstraction to Keith Haring's use of line in the 1980s, Sperling continuously studies form and color to create new and surprising compositions. By using a layered plywood technique Sperling is able to play with light and shadow to produce an illusion of depth with a single shade.

Sam Friedman and Josh Sperling: Dallas Art Fair, on display from April 13 through April 15, 2018.

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Josh Sperling and Sam Friedman — Sam Friedman and Josh Sperling

Josh Sperling and Sam Friedman

J&S#1 Part 7/32, 2018
Acrylic on canvas over plywood structure
34h x 55w inches

Josh Sperling and Sam Friedman — Sam Friedman and Josh Sperling

Josh Sperling and Sam Friedman

J&S#1 Part 28/32, 2018
Acrylic on canvas over plywood structure
19h x 58w inches

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