Rick Klauber approaches abstraction, gesture and geometric color in his ongoing work on canvas, paper, and Shim Paintings. The lumberyard shims/shingles act as found brushstrokes, which he paints and combines. Klauber is a lifelong New Yorker. He studied painting at Bard College and at the same time worked closely with Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell in their studios. Klauber has exhibited here and abroad and is in many public and private collections. He is represented by Howard Scott Gallery in New York City.