Danielle Frankenthal’s paintings layer three painted surfaces of clear acrylite together to become one painting. The dynamic marks that comprise her multi-layered images stand away from the wall leaving a space behind the paintings.
Walter Gropius, the famed Bauhaus architect and designer of the first glass-sheathed structure, called the effect “simultaneity.” Light shines on the surface. Light shines through the surface. Light shines behind the surface. And, as daylight changes over the passage of time, so too, do the marvelous shadows cast by the marks of the painting itself change, making Frankenthal’s paintings ever-changing, ever-dynamic.