June 16, 2008

Flying colors at OK Harris

Blogger Steven Alexander strongly recommends "No Chromophobia" at OK Harris."Curated by Richard Witter, this show focuses on color as content in abstract painting, and brings together thirty-three painters in a stunning array of discerning concept and sensuous chroma.... There is a conspicuous absence of irony – these artists are engaged in painting not as pastiche, but as a deeply intelligent exploration of visual and tactile properties. In addition to the focus on color, the show is unified and driven by reductive form, and what could be described as succinct construction -- delicate balancing of the analytical and the sensuous -- surfaces and objects that are beautifully and specifically crafted, infused with sagacious knowledge of the medium and the language, with absolutely no fluff – direct painting, deceptive in its simplicity. Looking around the galleries from a distance, this show is a feast for the eyes as the vibrant hues resonate from one piece to the next around the rooms. Up close, the distinctiveness of each artist’s approach presents one rich encounter after another. Anyone who really loves painting would be hard pressed to find a more satisfying group exhibition." Read more.

"No Chromophobia," curated by Richard Witter, OK Harris, New York, NY. Through July 11, then Sept. 2-6. Artists include Carla Aurich, Diane Ayott, Kate Beck, Siri Berg, Sharon Brant, Cathleen Daley, Julie Gross, Molly Heron, Kazuko Inoue, Marthe Keller, Joanne Klein, Pat Lipsky, Joanne Mattera, Lynn McCarty, Joan Mellon, Margaret Neill, Mary Obering, Doug Ohlson, Rose Olson, Paula Overbay, Susan Post, Cora Roth, Rebecca Salter, Susan Schwalb, Yuko Shiraishi, Louise P. Sloane, Linda Stillman, Rella Stuart-Hunt, Soonae Tark, Li Trincere, Suzanne Ulrich, Jean Wolff, Tamar Zinn.

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Awash in Color: "No Chromophobia"

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