Exhibition extended
Leo Valledor

Dimensional Space

February 29 - April 24, 2020

Opening Reception - Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Leo Valledor Dimensional Space


Exhibition extended 

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present its fourth solo exhibition of paintings by Leo Valledor. The current presentation, Dimensional Space, focuses on rectilinear forms with slanted and angled perimeters all at the intersection of vector geometry, reductive planar shapes, minimal palettes and shaped canvases to create illusions of extreme perspectival and three-dimensional space in a two-dimensional picture plane. The exhibition will be on view from March 1 through March 27, 2020 at David Richard Gallery located at 211 East 121 Street, New York, New York 10035, P: 212-882-1705.

This presentation, together with the Gallery’s previous solo exhibition for Valledor in 2018, Curved, which focused on the curvilinear and circular shapes as well as multi-component canvases from the 1950s through the 80s, make clear the importance of Valledor’s paintings as the channel for his life-long pursuit of geometry and color and fusion of the complexity of space, rhythm of jazz music and awareness of poetry using his unique visual language in pictures. Quite simply, those elements defined Valledor’s career: initially as part of the Bay Area Beat Scene in the Fillmore district, then Park Place Gallery and artist collective in New York in the 1960s, then back in his hometown of San Francisco for the remainder of his career. Valledor thought that the paintings from the 1980s represented the pinnacle of his painting career; they were the culmination of his decades of explorations in visual art and his passion for and the influence of music and poetry on his art making practice. The paintings in the current presentation, Dimensional Space, were produced in that final decade before he passed away far too young in 1989, but more specifically, from the first half of that decade, the years1980 through 1984.

Leo Valledor At First Sight Acrylic on canvas 1983 43 x 48 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
At First Sight
Acrylic on canvas
1983
43 x 48 inches
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Leo Valledor Sunstrut Acrylic on canvas 1982 72 x 48 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Sunstrut
Acrylic on canvas
1982
72 x 48 inches
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Leo Valledor Straight _ Still Acrylic on canvas 1982 108 x 48 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Straight & Still
Acrylic on canvas
1982
108 x 48 inches
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Leo Valledor Fastpassing Acrylic on canvas 1984 45.5 x 59 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Fastpassing
Acrylic on canvas
1984
45.5 x 59 inches
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Leo Valledor The Impossible Dream Acrylic on canvas 1981 120 x 132 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
The Impossible Dream
Acrylic on canvas
1981
120 x 132 inches
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Leo Valledor Free At Last Acrylic and oil on canvas 1982 48 x 72 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Free At Last
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1982
48 x 72 x 2 inches
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Leo Valledor Zam Acrylic on canvas 1984 66 x 120 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Zam
Acrylic on canvas
1984
66 x 120 x 2 inches
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Leo Valledor Fancy Dance Acrylic and oil on canvas 1981 36 x 48 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Fancy Dance
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1981
36 x 48 inches
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Leo Valledor Milespace Acrylic on canvas 1980 60 x 48 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Milespace
Acrylic on canvas
1980
60 x 48 inches
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Leo Valledor Zenithing Acrylic on canvas 1983 48 x 108 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Zenithing
Acrylic on canvas
1983
48 x 108 inches
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