Berthot and Dodd: Compare and contrast

“Both artists engage in a significant degree of abstraction within their realism in the sense of excluding extraneous detail and homing in on what they take to be essences,” declares David Cohen in the NY Sun. “But with Ms. Dodd, the essence is always linked to stuff that is actually observed, to sensations experienced. With … read more… “Berthot and Dodd: Compare and contrast”

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Jake Berthot: Notes from Notes to Myself

Betty Cunningham presents fourteen paintings and a selection of drawings from the past three years. Each is a quiet contemplative, melancholy landscape-like space, reminiscent of Albert Pinkham Ryder’s allegorical landscapes. In a 2005 Art in America exhibition review, Hearne Pardee wrote that Berthot’s allusions to 19th-century painting are not superficial appropriations but efforts to recover … read more… “Jake Berthot: Notes from Notes to Myself”

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