The Idea of Undoing: a 25 year survey of the art of Phil Amrhein

curated by Angela Casagrande

July 5th – July 28th, 2019
2nd Saturday Reception: July 13th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Phil Amrhein in conversation with Angela Casagrande, July 21st, at 1:00pm
untitled, 2017

untitled, 2017
untitled, 2014

untitled, 2014
untitled, 2019

untitled, 2019

Axis Gallery is pleased to present a selection of work from former Axis Gallery member, Phil Amrhein. The Idea of Undoing: a 25 year survey of the art of Phil Amrhein displays the evolution of Amrhein’s work over  a 25 year period from early figurative paintings to current, black  voids. His exploration of the aesthetics of black began as a rejection of  decorative painting styles, rendering a canvas without a discernible reference by removing what is recognizable. Amrhein’s minimalist sensibility engages with the painting as a visual object which, according to the artist, “engages the eye more than the mind.” His paintings embrace nothing and reflect his process of destructive reduction, freeing the work from the constraints imposed byrepresentation.

Phil Amrhein is a graduate of UC Davis with an MA in studio art   from CSU Sacramento. Phil is a practicing artist living in Sacramento,   CA.