July 22, 2007

NYTimes Friday art reviews: Alex Hay

Roberta Smith reviews: "Alex Hay’s paintings have always operated in the unlikely gap between modernist abstraction and a precise form of rendering that relates to both Pop Art and Photo Realism...This show takes him into new terrain with six paintings completed from 2003 to 2007, which get better as they go along. They are scaled-up images of the surfaces of scraps of weathered boards generated by maintenance on the old hotel where Mr. Hay lives in Bisbee, Ariz. In other words, they are found abstractions and are painstakingly replicated with spray paint and stencils (no brushes)." Read more."Alex Hay: New Paintings," Peter Freeman, 560 Broadway, NY. Through July 27