Guston and Steinberg are unclassifiable figures who satirized political figures, artists, poseurs, and American consumerism.
An exhibition offers a glimpse of Vera Molnar’s career, from post-Constructivist abstraction to her use of a computer to make drawings.
If there is one constant about Thomas Nozkowski that I would single out, it is his lifelong insistence on subverting conventions. In 1974 he began painting on canvas board measuring 16 by 20 inches. (Let’s be clear here — Bill Jensen never painted on this small a surface because it had no historical precedence). He used an inexpensive, mass-produced product, the same kind that comes in “paint by number” kits and carries associations with “Sunday painters.” No wonder his defiance went largely unnoticed, particularly when the ’80s rolled around.