Dutch Painting (Exhibition View)

Photograph of one of the works in Roberto Chabet's solo exhibition, 'Dutch and Other Paintings,' at West Gallery in 1989.

'Dutch and Other Paintings' features four works, which are referred to as Dutch Paintings: a painting based on an enlarged detail of Piet Mondrian's painting, onto which are attached four panels in red, blue, yellow, and white that open like a Dutch window (shown in the photo); an all-black painting with the word 'Photo' written in chalk; a white painting with the map of the Himalayas and a bell; and another black painting wrapped in raw plywood with a plaster cast bone.

It is the first in a trilogy of exhibitions that re-visit and take an 'end-of-the-century glance' at the works of Dutch artists such as Piet Mondrian, De Stijl, and other vanguard painters of the early 20th century. Subsequent installations, Other Dutch Paintings / Still Other Dutch Paintings (1995) and Dutch Paintings (2006) complete the trilogy of works that explores 'the measure and metaphor of distance and otherness caught in the vagaries of geography, time, memory, history, and culture.'

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Roberto CHABET

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Oil on plywood, hinges

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Dutch Painting (Exhibition View)