The forthcoming Andrew Masullo exhibition of recent paintings will be the third held at the Joan T. Washburn Gallery and will include some 20 works completed in the last two years. Brilliant in color, most with immaculate surfaces, the paintings range in size from 4 x 6 inches to 30 x 24 inches.
In April 2003, Andrew Masullo’s work was described in Art in America by Michael Duncan in the following excerpts:
Insouciant yet earnest, Andrew Masullo’s seriously witty new paintings combine the intellectual rigor of geometric abstraction with the crisp visual hooks of graphic art. Most of the works contrast curvaceous biomorphic shapes with more straight lined, regular forms, playing subtle games with the figure – ground relationships and hints of patterns…
Dominated by bright primary colors, the paintings have the upbeat, edible looking appeal associated with hard candy or Fisher-Price toys. The attention to odd geometric compositions and retro graphics evokes the artist’s playfully collaged assemblages of the early 90s.
With their generally modest scale and deliberate execution, Masullo’s works could be the outcome of discreet scientific experiments performed on unsuspecting lumps and blobs. If so, his lab is dedicated to the tradition of comic abstract painting that includes artists such as Miro, Klee, Arp, Calder, Paul Feely, Myron Stout, Frederick Hammersley and Thomas Nozkowski. Fine Company indeed.
A catalogue with seven color reproductions will follow.