Titles can influence the way we experience a painting or sculpture, particularly one that’s abstract. Because it inherently circumvents recognizable imagery, abstraction lends itself less—or at least differently—to words than representational art.
There’s a marked change in how we look at a Mondrian painting if it’s titled Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue or Trafalgar Read More
The exhibition that Debra Bricker Balken has16 organized at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery in Washington Square is calle d The Park Avenue Cubists: Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen, and Shaw . Never mind if the names of the four American painters represented in this delightful exhibition-A.E. Gallatin, George L.K. Morris, Suzy Frelinghuysen and Charles G. Read More
In the big, open, immaculately white exhibition space of the North Gallery at Gary Snyder Fine Art, in the nether reaches of Chelsea, the paintings of Laurie Fendrich may, at first glance, strike the visitor as an eccentric variety of geometrical abstraction. Myriad miniature squares and slender rectangles of unexpected color cavort at odd angles Read More