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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Postmasters Gallery

David Diao

Demolished/At Risk

by ALEXANDRA CHANG

DAVID DIAO, It Shrank!,• 2004/5.• Acrylic on canvas, diptych.• 72" x 108”.• Courtesy the artist.

The impressive solo show of David Diao's new works, "Demolished/At Risk,” is inflected with the artist's passion for the texture of paint, the intimacy and exactitude of architecture, and his subtle ironic humor on the spaces in which artists find themselves recorded in history. In addition to his trademark use of large-format hand-painted fields of color, Diao also silkscreens maps, photos and negatives onto his canvas and adds…

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