Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present our eighth show with acclaimed New York artist Donald Baechler. Known for his distinctive use of simple icons, comprising flowers, people, animals, machinery, architecture, and cartoon imagery, Baechler’s layered compositions and lighthearted bronzes appeal to both casual audiences and contemplative viewers alike. Baechler examines our relationship to visual language as well as the cultural construction of representation. Throughout his prominent career, Baechler has remained committed to a universal, animated aesthetic with particular emphasis on quality of line, form and balance. His pieces typically include a central iconic image that interacts with assorted collaged and painted background elements to create a diverse compilation, which imply simple, childlike visual connections. The process of a composition is centrally important to the work, and he often revises the textured surface many times before a collage, sculpture or painting is finished.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Baechler and studied at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, at Cooper Union, New York, and Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt. He has work in the collections of many prominent museums and has been shown in both the United States and abroad, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Kunsthalle Basel, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in San Marino, Italy, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.