The exhibition is a compelling, if at times dissonant, examination of the formal and material possibilities at the heart of abstraction.
The Whirling, Spiritual Abstraction of June Edmonds
Full Spectrum spans 40 years of the artist’s career and provides an efficient crash course for anyone new to Edmonds’s work.
Painting Abstractly in the Midst of Unending Crises
Alyse Rosner is grappling with the question of how to make an abstract painting reflect both the personal and collective.
A Painter of Organized Chaos
Brazilian artist Caetano de Almeida lets colors call to colors, and shapes to shapes, as he works his way across the painting.
Rachel Eulena Williams’s Threads of Abstraction
The strength of Williams’s new work lies in its transgression of aesthetic and, by extension, social and political lines, which are drawn more sharply in these fraught times.
Howard Hodgkin Gushes Forth
Howard Hodgkin: Memories — the first show of any importance since the artist’s death — seems to open him up as never before.
The End of Art History
Writing a global art history demands that we give up historical thinking.
A Rebel in The High Modernist Camp
Suzan Frecon insists that art is a wordless experience, that paintings invites us to a plane beyond understanding.
A Painter for a Heated World
Given his red-dominated palette, I don’t think it is implausible to suggest that one of Frank Holliday’s subjects is conflagration — a world consumed by fire.
Warren Isensee’s Breakthrough
Isensee has gone from being a dutiful geometric abstractionist to defining his own trajectory, and gaining a verifiable freedom for himself.
A Contemporary Master of the Brushstroke
David Reed has figured out how to bring illusionism back into an abstract painting while remaining committed to paint-as-paint.
Painting on a Knife’s Edge
With ATOMIC, her new body of work, Patricia Satterlee pitches us into abstract apparitions of heaven and hell before pulling us back to earth.