Robert Linsley blogs about an exhibition of paintings by Patrick Howlett recently on view at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Linsley writes: "Howlett’s line is very Klee-like in that it thinks as it moves, and probably the most important effect of the show for me was that it pushed me further off my position on straight lines. Straight lines or shapes with straight edges are hardly unusual in abstraction, but I don’t use ‘em, and have a bit of an allergy to the same. Like everything else, including reliefs made of cut-out panels, it’s what you do with them that counts."
David Moxon posts about Zig Zag: deliberations in construction, sequence and colour, on view at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London through July 2, 2011, an "innovative and diverse exhibition of new developments in abstraction... These artists have developed an understanding for the possibility of an 'internal logic' in their work," as well as "ideas of 'colour interaction' and 'colour juxtaposition'."
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