Adjectives like “ravishing” and “sumptuous” don’t readily come to mind when considering contemporary art. “Slick,” “homogeneous,” “anonymous,” “consumable” and (an old favorite) “transgressive” are more like it. Willfully obtuse proclamations that beauty has returned don’t cut it: The real thing is hard to find.
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You want ravishing, I’ll give you ravishing. Metaphor Contemporary Art, nestled among the antique shops dotting Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, is exhibiting a stunning group of abstract paintings by Julie Evans. Ms. Evans juxtaposes delicately rendered ornamental motifs—a mandala-like circle is the linchpin of her pictorial vocabulary—against grainy runs of paint, setting in motion Read More
A Texas Treasure Hunt:
Letscher’s Stunning Chelsea Debut
As if to prove that the most exciting contemporary art is made by the least usual of suspects, here comes Lance Letscher from Austin, Tex. Mr. Letscher, who is having his first solo New York exhibition at the Howard Scott Gallery, is unusual not just in Read More