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Round and around and around we go.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 31, 2022

Gestural and geometric, Bill Stone’s Looped’s thick impasto and summer-colored palette (one could as easily go autumnal, but, as I sit in my freezing apartment, summer is more appealing) burst forth from the canvas. Swirling vortexes of pigment, snake-like veins of peddle-like applications of paint, and brilliant palette project Looped out of its two-dimensional constraints and into any room it is hung in. The blinding colors and rich, thick oil paint find tonal inspiration in the sun and soft, budding flowers.

While there is no strict parallelism of form and the brushstrokes are too loose and liberated to be considered geometric, Stone establishes a visual framework to keep the composition from descending into discordant chaos. Without this framework, the whirling forms would have no visual cohesion and become inaccessible to the audience. The success of Looped relies on this painterly restraint and virtuoso balance of form.

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Bill Stone
Abstraction, Abstract
Painting - Unframed
Oil, Canvas
36.00 inches wide
36.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
7.00 lbs
Colorado Springs, CO, US