Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present Rainbow Road Part 2, an exhibition of paintings by the New York based painter Joe Andoe. This is the artist’s first solo show with Almine Rech Gallery, featuring all new works created between 2017 and 2018.
Serving as a sequel of sorts to Andoe’s 2016 film Rainbow Road, the exhibition speaks to the dogged consistency of an iconic artist whose paintings have always remained fresh over the past forty years, due in part to the virtuosic energy with which he has continually refined his process, using a signature technique by which he paints thickly then wipes away the excess paint to dreamlike effect.
There is a timeless quality to Andoe’s paintings, and an incorrigible insouciance to the way he paints—a lingering trace of the prankster who refuses to conform, as he continues to paint the same subjects over and over again, bucking the vagaries of fashion and remaining true to his vision: forever following the rainbow road.
- David Willis
Joe Andoe (b. 1955, Tulsa, Oklahoma) lives and works in New York City. Andoe received his MFA from University of Oklahoma in 1981, his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MI ; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO ; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE ; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt ; Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX ; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA; and the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY among others. His work is in public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ; Museum of Modern Art, New York ; Museum of Fine Arts ; Boston ; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York ; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego ; The Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit ; and The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Born in 1955 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Joe Andoe’s work is present in many institutions’s collections like the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Fisher Landau Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, among others.