Joanne Mattera reviews the exhibition Nancy White: New Work at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, on view through January 26, 2013.
Mattera writes that "White’s work—small unframed paintings which appear almost monochromatic from a distance—reward a patient viewer with a richness of composition and hue. Once you get close enough, the paintings pull you in as if by chromatic magnetism. Those "monochromes" hold a value-constant spectrum of one hue, along with grays that appear to have a complementary tinge. It's hard to tell about those complements, because they might be doing what the eye wants the color to do--or what White is directing the color to do. I thought their creamy flatness was gouache, but it's acrylic. There's a lot of mastery in those little paintings."
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