Einspruch writes that Neely's paintings "contemplate water, below the earth and above... The horizon line, often implicit in her work, became recognizable as a geographic distance... She has an extraordinary appetite for details, and details can overwhelm a composition with clutter. Placing sky above and earth below forced her myriad little shapes into one or the other, and unified them."
De Jong writes: "Painted in chunky brick like shapes with incandescent color, Nickson's work sits unashamed in the history of natural representation... Partly as a rebellion against the current ideology disfavoring Romanticism and the sublime and partly as a daily practice of looking and preparing the task of working on his monumental figure compositions, Nickson continued the project of making paintings at the beginning and end of the day."
Mario Naves reviews the exhibition Josh Dorman: Lost Divers on view at Mary Ryan Gallery from September 8 - October 22, 2011.
Naves writes: "Josh Dorman's collages–encyclopedic meditations on nature’s dizzying beneficence and humankind's many and various foibles–have been on my radar for some time now. Over the years, the pieces have evolved from being diverting curiosities to impeccable displays of craft to a phantasmagoric cosmos given scope, breadth and life."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.