Rob Colvin review the group show Paul Klee at Underdonk on view through November 1, 2015. The show features works by Peter Acheson, Britta Deardorff, Jared Deery, Lori Ellison, Amy Feldman, Glenn Goldberg, Brenda Goodman, J Grabowski, Loie Hollowell, Christopher Joy, Hein Koh, Jonathan Lasker, June Leaf, Dona Nelson, Carl Ostendarp, Kim Sloane, Joyce Robins, Jason Saager, Brian Wood, and Sanford Wurmfeld.
Colvin writes: "Artists, and here, curators Ashley Garrett and JJ Manford, are taking a second look at the work of the Swiss-born German artist (1879–1940). For Alfred Barr, Modernism’s biggest champion and director of the Museum of Modern Art, 'not even Picasso approaches [Klee] in sheer inventiveness.' So it may be the 20-artist exhibition Paul Klee is worth at least a first look, and perhaps a second too."
Hurst writes that "these four local artists were chosen because they share something in common. In their work we see an exuberance and willingness to go for it. In a city full of art and its accompanying history... it is easy to ignore or be crushed by the weight of what has come before. It is refreshing then to see artists, both young and old who go for the gusto. To make art is to open oneself up to the ability to make mistakes; the four painters on display remind us that it is ok to make things with abandon."
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