Goodrich writes: "Deborah Rosenthal continues to infuse a highly personal approach with intimations of the mythic. Stylistically, the artist's abstracted paintings have always recalled for me Robert Delaunay in their melodic, organic overlapping of planes of vivid color... But her goals seem quite different, closer in spirit to Kandinsky or Rouault in their transcendental longings. Her latest showing of nearly 20 paintings, depicting wayfarers and abstracted landscapes, not only depict but personify journeys of the soul."
"Like Willem de Kooning, Kirkeby is a virtuoso at creating unity from... visual chaos... We Americans tend to think that Abstract Expressionism is a style of the past, dependent upon a worldview that no longer commands assent. And we have become suspicious of painterly virtuosity. This exhibition shows that we are wrong - Kirkeby’s splendid paintings demonstrate that Abstract Expressionism is a living tradition."
Beer notes that Lindquist "deploys many conceptual devices within the paintings... Photographic formatting and cropping reminiscent of television screens frames heavily textured scenes of minimalistic ruins. Typical suburban scenery fills crusty airplane television screens." Beer continues observing that "the hallmark of this show is his temporary suspension of that theoretical backdrop to find enjoyment and intrigue in the act of painting."
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.