Mirror #13
acrylic on canvas
48 × 48 inches
Gary Lang: Mirrors

Contemporary painter Gary Lang opens an exhibition of new work at Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, on Thursday, February 1, with a reception for the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Entitled "Mirrors," this series presents an important body of work in the career of this New York artist. Lang is primarily known for his highly structured formal investigations of line and color, through boldly spontaneous and innovative compositions.

Lang's 20 year investigation of pictorial space through abstraction has yielded tightly structured paintings. His works include color activated circle paintings, and interwoven, hard-edged "mirrors" and plaids. Finely crafted of infinitely intersecting colored lines, Lang's "Mirrors" are complex matrices of dazzling optical effects. The paintings are intimately engaging, with compelling meditative and ecstatic qualities.

In 1998, Lang was a featured participant in "I Love New York," a multi-media exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne. In 1999, Gary Lang was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Upcoming projects include The Carlsbad Color Project, a public garden installation in Carlsbad, California, and a one-man installation at the San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla.

Gary Lang was born in 1950, in Los Angeles. He attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, and achieved his MFA from Yale University in 1975. An artist of international acclaim, Lang's work is part of important public and private collections, such as: AT & T, Somerset, NJ, the Menil Collection, Houston TX, the Brooklyn Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, and Nordstern, Cologne, Germany. He currently lives and works in New York.

"Mirrors" is on view through March 17, 2001. This is Lang's fifth solo exhibition with Brian Gross Fine Art.