Stephen Aldahl

Richard Galling

Physical Modeling


February  2017



Courtesy of the artist

Physical Modeling

A physical source is stimulated,

generating a texture of finite differences

The surface is energized by an impenetrable window, 

blocked access by that which is the frame

Echoes feedback, 

then graft, 

onto the chambers from where they came.

Richard Galling and Stephen Aldahl have been in conversation about exhibiting work together for a couple years. Here, both painters reroute their relationship to canvas, entertaining photographic imagery and objects.



Stephen Aldahl lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Morning Sickness at No Ego, Los Angeles, New Realization at Young Art, Los Angeles, MPDH at Frankfurt Am Main, Berlin.


Richard Galling is an artist, music producer, and DJ. Galling received his BFA from Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles) and his MFA from Yale University (New Haven). He was a 2011 recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship. Galling has exhibited at The Suburban, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Peregrine Program, Ebersmoore and LVL3 (Chicago); The Green Gallery, INOVA, and CENTER (Milwaukee); The Poor Farm (Manawa), The Green Gallery at 47 Canal and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (New York); Duve (Berlin); the UC Irvine Room Gallery, The John Riepenhoff Experience at Pepin Moore (Los Angeles).  As a music producer and collaborator, he has released records on The Sound of White Columns (New York) and Jolly Jams (Berlin). Galling additionally is a professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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