Brian Fahlstrom ‘Truth in the Night’ at Marlborough Contemporary New York

Marlborough Contemporary New York is pleased to present Truth in the Night, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Brian Fahlstrom.
Fahlstrom makes paintings that engage with ideas of the contemporary via a full immersion in the more-distant history of painting. The works represent a deliberate removal of the artist from media fixations, and a commitment to self-generation and tradition stretching back to the 14th Century. As painting has necessarily become a self-conscious crowd-sourced reaction to image- bombardment, Fahlstrom has dedicated himself to channeling more distant influences (El Greco, Rubens, Poussin, etc) and privileging the solitary act of painting. Working without preparatory drawings or from existing images, Fahlstrom conjures these analog compositions in the moment, moving freely between pure abstraction, landscape, depictions of figures, architecture and their hybrids. Between these emergent “subjects” the space—air itself— becomes manifest and depicted as a vibrating mass of color and line. This push and pull enables surprisingly active compositions that burst forth from the picture plane.

Start Date

November 14, 2017

End Date

December 23, 2017


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Marlborough Contemporary, 545 West 25th Street, NYC

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