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Max Gimblett: The Holy Grail

Max Gimblett, The Way of the Pilgrim, 2011 (courtesy Gary Snyder Gallery)

Paul Behnke photo blogs images from the exhibition Max Gimblett: The Holy Grail at Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, on view through April 7, 2012.

The exhibition includes Gimblett's sumi ink drawings which inform his large-scale gestural abstractions. The gallery describes Gimblett's paintings as "glossy, calligraphic abstractions in high-keyed hues, many of which feature large expanses of gold, silver, and aluminum leaf. Often, only a few brushstrokes or simplified shapes appear on the surfaces."