This installment of the New Work series features monochromatic paintings by Rick Arnitz. The Bay Area-based artist’s tool of choice is the paint roller half-dipped in enamel, used to form cloudy, linear bands or fluid, wavelike patterns. Though nonrepresentational, Arnitz’s painterly compositions recall the rippled surfaces of seashores or wind-striated sand dunes. Illusionistic painted frames often distance their contents from viewers, rendering these recent works both mesmerizing and disturbing.
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New Work is generously supported by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Collectors Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts.