Language of Constraint pairs together the work of Brooklyn-based Dan Covert and Vancouver, BC’s Tyler Keeton Robbins, two artists who push the boundaries of minimal abstraction. Covert comes at abstraction from a structured and methodical place, while Robbins path is more spontaneous and urgent.
Both artists continue to expand their visual languages by leveraging new forms, techniques, and mediums in this body of work. Regardless of approach, their art undoubtedly shares a lot of conceptual common ground and formal symbiosis — a restrained pallet, use of organic forms, present hand, and nods to the natural world in both structure and materials. Over the past few years, the artists have formed a friendship and continue to push and inspire each other from afar.