Swiss born Daniel Habegger has a way of finding abstract romance in the non-adorned, which speaks of his homeland’s graphic design that uses visual references to bounce off industrial design. But through his paintings Habegger moves away from that tradition of sterile representation by finding life in the façades we read as elegatarian-speak of architects. Habegger has long found beauty in the simplicity of materials, as seen in "River//Stop" during "Reduced Part II" at Clark County Government Center in 2010. “I have never seen a distinction between representational and abstract styles because essentially, my paintings are about the process of painting itself,” once said the artist. - EF
Recent Acquisitions" is the current exhibition of recently acquired works for UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum and Las Vegas Art Museum. While The Barrick posts items from the collection on their Facebook page, Alisha Kerlin, UNLV Collections Manager, and I will share thoughts on selected works on Thursdays. "Recent Acquisitions" runs through September 19.
ABOVE: James Turrell at Crystals monorail station.