David Salle
Glass and Mirror Paintings

Michael Rips, 1998
oil and acrylic on canvas and linen 6x12 ft

Much has been written since the early '80's about David Salle and his style of juxtaposition. The images appear to establish relationships of meaning, but the closer one gets the less one sees. Think of a wall of televisions in an electronics store, each tuned to a different channel. Portraiture, interiors, still-life and abstraction are all talking at the same time, together in a hyper-textual visual narrative. The connections do not seem forced, so much as nearly random.