Dal makes paintings, like sentences need punctuation
72” x 66” | Acrylic, Enamel, Graphite on Canvas
66” x 72” | Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas
48” x 48” | Acrylic, Graphite, Enamel on Plywood
42” x 42” | Acrylic on Canvas
66” x 72” | Acrylic, Graphite, Enamel on Canvas
48” x 48” | Acrylic on Plywood
60“ x 54” | Acrylic, Enamel on Canvas
72” x 66” | Acrylic, Graphite, Enamel on Canvas
72” x 66” | Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas
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Dal Henderson born and raised in Los Angeles and now lives in Fresno, California. This is important because living there has influenced his work and his career. With an undergrad and grad degree from Cal State University Fresno, as well as a teaching gig there, he is truly a hometown boy.
Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, he has been influenced by where the winds of innovation stop in the middle. That is to say, he has proper modernist influences as well as post – post - post influences. There is a fluency in his brush strokes, and his paintings are confident and engaging.
But his work, uniquely his own, echoes the conversations one has when not in an art capital and seem to be waiting for punctuation to occur. That is not to say that the work is unfinished. It just means that with each of his paintings, the viewer completes the work in their own unique way.
Henderson has made a career of making marks that add and subtract. A black slash as in Dragster, that seems so small but finishes the piece. One more mark would be too much, one less would be too little.
It is as if he is creating sentences that are punctuated. Some implied, some on the canvas. Each painting seems to have a noun, a verb, and sometimes an adjective. They are sometimes self-reflexive, and sometimes obtuse.
Giving a background of brush strokes, as in his painting “Hookey”, and then a painting surface in two dimensions is gratifying. One spends time looking at his paintings and deciphering the marks, the title and the meaning. And engages in a dialogue with the artist. Can one ask for more?