James Kalm visits the exhibition Tal R: The Shlomo at Cheim and Read, New York, on view through January 12, 2013.
In the Tal R's work, Kalm notes "connections to paintings by the Fauves or other early Expressionists like Klee, Kirchner or Macke. These images appear like pictures taken from a dream museum of early Modernism. Switching mediums from thick luscious oil paint, to the dry luminous fields of rabbit skin glue distemper, has also created a stir within the painting community."
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