Passing Time with On Kawara, at David Zwirner Gallery

                             Above, On Kawara’s JAN. 4, 1966, 1966, from Today series, Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches

If you feel anxious about the inevitable passing of time, do not visit David Zwirner, where thought-provoking paintings of dates by Japanese conceptual artist, On Kawara, currently line the walls of the gallery in neat, systematic rows. Small, large, and multi-colored, the only consistency between the works is the color of their numbers: a stark, eye-catching white that pops out at you from each canvas and commands your attention.

On Kawara’s Date Painting(s) in New York and 136 Other Cities is on view at David Zwirner, now through February 11, 2012.

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