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Located in the basement of Friends Meeting House, the intimate space of Untitled Gallery provides the perfect setting for Deb Covell’s solo exhibition, Zero. Curated by Katie Rutherford, the grey walls of Untitled Gallery offers a muted backdrop for six monochromatic works.

Donald Judd wrote in his seminal 1965 essay Specific Objects that “Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint of a flat surface”. Judd describes a new form of artwork that was neither painting nor sculpture. He explains how these works, through their occupation of real space are far more commanding than works existing in only pictorial space. For this new body of work, Deb Covell uses acrylic paint to be both a dimensional form and a flat surface that seems to draw on Judd’s theories in Specific Objects.

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