The Easel

Tony DeLap’s hybrids of painting and sculpture are impossible objects

California’s “light and space” art (also called ‘finish fetish’ art) is cerebral – quiet pieces with exact, immaculate surfaces, manipulating light and geometric shapes. DeLap was an early contributor and is viewed mainly as a painter. However, the reviewer admits, “painting … is almost never the main event.  [B]eyond the painting’s edges, the possibilities are several.”