Dan Treado's Panels for Discussion

Dan Treado's multi-panel oil painting
Dan Treado's multi-panel oil painting "On the Dispensation of Levity," 30 by 70 inches. (Addison / Ripley Fine Art)
Saturday, September 30, 2006

· Dan Treado reappears, his painting much the same. Multi-panel pictures, their surfaces worked to matte perfection, depict organic-looking stuff: DNA squiggles, ferns and vines. A few horizontal line paintings -- though with a softer focus and a buzzed palette conjuring country club gin and tonics -- are also on view. In the back office, long horizontal pictures made up of various-size panels have a rhythm that gets the blood pumping.

Dan Treado at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 202-338-5180, to Oct. 14.http://www.addisonripleyfineart.com.

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