Darren Munce offers up an ambiguous surface, the result of erasure, adjustment and slippage. Optical effects disintegrate with emergent geometries that scumble to grey. Skilled paint application is shifted through the squeegee scrape, an orbital sander or a rip of tape. With a background in signwriting and graphics, the artist can be very technical but this methodical work is upended through an impulsive counterplay. Works are rested and then returned to, carrying the weight of time. The paintings end substantially with accretions of oil along the edges, their corners softened by wear.
– Melody Willis
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