Contemporary Artists' Reinvented Paintings
At Aldrich, Lyman Allyn, UConn
By Susan Dunne
November 12. 2015 | Hartford, CT
Michael DesRosiers' acrylic-on-board paintings emphasize intense color relationships and the movement of the artist's hand across the surface. When viewed from the front, his asymmetrical works, which he calls "quantum abstractions," show an accumulation of a wide variety of brush strokes and textures, in patterns that change from one end of the canvas to the other.
However, to fully appreciate DesRosiers' years-long process, one must look at them from a different angle. On the sides of his thick, unframed canvases are what DesRosiers calls "the archaeological edges," a collection of drips that show all the colors, in all the layers, that DesRosiers went through before deciding that the painting was done.
Unbleached Titanium Migration
by Michael DesRosiers is part of the exhibit "Cued by Color"
at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London.
48 x 48 x 5½ inches, Polymer Paint on Cradled MDF, 2013
(Michael DesRosiers / Courtesy Lyman Allyn Art Museum)