Julian Hatton’s landscape paintings demonstrate how liberating a painting genre can be when approached with inventiveness, humor, and intelligence.
Is amusement now considered taboo?
An exhibition presents a less familiar side of the artist, primarily known for his late austere still lifes from the 1990s.
What does evil look like?
Imagine the wayward progeny of the textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers and the Mexican geometric artist Gunther Gerzso, experimenting with the wild palette generated by a computer, and you get a glimpse into what Martha Clippinger is up to.
Elisa D’Arrigo is best known for her wall works in which the merging of sewing and repetition is a central feature.
In our times, the sincerity and passion of Ab-Ex look pretty good again, especially when the formal strengths of the work add up to more than just stylistic adventuring. Elizabeth Harris Gallery’s current show is a case in point.
With much of the art population out of town for the summer, the city’s galleries are understandably disinclined to mount thoughtful shows. Gleanings from the back room will usually suffice for the sparse summer clientele ducking in from overheated sidewalks. But there are always exceptions.