Daniel Rich Makes Beauty Out of the “Flat Earth”

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There is a vantage point on the mezzanine cafe at MoMA in NYC where the surrounding Midtown skyscrapers engulf you. There are layers and layers of grey concrete and glass windows that create a sort of blurring of your depth perception as to what is in the foreground and background of your eye. When I last saw this illusion, I thought of the works of Daniel Rich, who in his intricate process of layering and stripping away on canvas results in an incredible flat image of architectural complexity. He is flattening what is so rigidly substantive and heavy and thick. That is what makes his new show, Flat Earth, so stunning. 

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