Reese writes that Howard's work "is a balancing act between formal color studies, delicate portraiture, and quiet landscapes. The installation encourages this elemental balancing not only between subject matter, but also physical scale. The artworks therefore work best in collaboration and opposition with one another: rather than reinforcing a sameness, the close proximity and installation defend each work’s uniqueness. It’s a tension within the parts-to-whole mentality, because the parts are autonomously defensive."
The February Review Panel held at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York focused on painting. Faye Hirsch, Franklin Einspruch, Christina Kee, and David Cohen discuss recent exhibitions by four painters: Mary Corse, Ridley Howard, Glenn Goldberg, and Joyce Pensato.
Cohen notes that the panel "gathered four painters on this occasion [representing] a diversity of approach to painting both within abstraction and representation, and attitudes toward painting."
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