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David Row and Robert Zungu

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The Philip Slein Gallery offers a double helping of contemporary art in its new show. David Row: Deep Focus is the first St. Louis exhibition for the New York artist, and it showcases his mastery of layering oil paint on polygonal canvasses. His dense mark-making is then covered by elliptical bands, but not entirely; the sheer mass of paint Row lays down bleeds through the bands, adding a definite heft to the finished piece. In Measured Painting, St. Louisan Robert Zungu shows his reflective abstract work. First he chromes an aluminum board with silver deposits, which results in a mirrorlike surface. Then he creates a geometric pattern on top using iridescent enamel ink. The viewer sees his own body reflected in the piece, becoming part of the final composition.

Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Fri., Apr. 10. Continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. through May 16. Philip Slein Gallery (4735 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-2617 or www.philipsleingallery.com). Free admission..
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: April 11. Continues through May 16, 2015

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