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Keltie Ferris

The New Casualists

Martin Bromirski, Untitled, 2011, detail

Sharon Butler posts about "the open proposition in contemporary abstraction."  She writes: "There is a studied, passive-aggressive incompleteness to much of the most interesting abstract work that painters are making today. But the subversion of closure isn't their only priority. They also harbor a broader concern with multiple forms of imperfection... The painters take a meta approach that refers... back to the process of painting itself."