Edit ModuleShow Tags

Big bang effects

On View



Ring, 2013, oil/acrylic on canvas

courtesy of the artist

Is this imagery that you would see through a powerful microscope or a powerful telescope? The colors and shapes are probably more fantastic than could be viewed through device, but they do suggest either molecular or celestial activity.

Spectacular for both their large size and luminous colors, David Mann’s oil and acrylic on canvas paintings seem to explode from within. Small abstract shapes move outward from a core of intense light and color, creating suppressed and exciting energy. Emerald dissolves into black in Century, while deep, blood-red tones fade to fleshy pinks in Ring. It is pure pleasure to view these works; they are vividly reminiscent of a time when what a painter could do with his physical media really mattered.

Mann is a New York-based artist who received his MFA from the University at Buffalo in 1976. See his paintings at Nina Freudenheim Gallery through June 7, with an opening reception on April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.

—Elizabeth Licata

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recommended Reads

  1. Top Doctors in WNY
    Buffalo Spree’s annual list of Western New York’s highly rated professionals
  2. No Jacket Required / Bowls of flavor
    These rice-based meals can take many forms
  3. An early skyscraper in the Falls
    United Office Building/Giacomo
  4. Style / Activewear for everywhere
    Sweat in style
  5. Wild WNY / Bird populations plummet
    Low counts for many familiar species

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending Now

  1. Long Story Short: Good news for the East Side, school kids, and justice
    1/20/20
  2. Spree Scoop
    A weekend of magic and art
  3. BuffaloSpree.com's Recipe of the week: Caponata
    A sweet-and-sour Sicilian version of ratatouille
  4. How to build a “conscious closet”
    Think twice before that next impulse buy
  5. A Day at the Park
    Playful glass adds to a healing atmosphere