Lowell Ryan Projects presents “15 Degrees of Entropy,” a solo-show by the New York-based artist Stanley Casselman. The exhibition features his most recent large-scale paintings, each a quintessential representation of his iconic abstract style of painting.
The title of the show, refers both to the technical nature of this process (for many layers, the flat bar spreader either starts or ends at a 15 degree angle to the surface) as well as the paradox therein. “My paintings,” the artist says, “exist at the edge of order and disorder.” On the one hand, Casselman’s is an almost surgically precise process; he orchestrates his environment and manipulates the device to exercise control over the creative act. Yet it is the act of mark-making that also gives way to disorder, to the unpredictability of paint. In other words, to entropy.
On view: March 13 – April 24, 2021;
What: “15 Degrees of Entropy,” Stanley Casselman
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4851 West Adams Blvd. LA, 90016