Alexander writes that Rachfal's works are "spare and deeply evocative paintings... Employing an iconic motif -- a rectangle with a slightly curved angular top, contained in varying ratios by a solid field and the edges of the canvas -- the artist explores the nuances of proportion, touch and color. The surfaces vary from impasto to thin veils of oil, arrived at through a long slow intuitive layering process that leaves traces of each previous action."
James Kalm visits the exhibition Eve Aschheim: New Work at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, on view through March 24, 2012.
Kalm notes that Ashheim's new work "investigates a richer palette of intensities and tints, and emboldens her compositions with blocks of solid color. Expanding her style from a near minimal approach, Aschheim seems to enjoy the sensual pleasures of increased contrasts of hue and a complexity of linear design."
EJ Hauser blogs images from the exhibition Tamara Gonzales: Unititled at Norte Maar, Bushwick, on view through April 29, 2012, as well as photos from a visit to Gonzales' studio.
The gallery notes that Gonzales' new paintings "spring to the optical extreme through her unique process of spray painting through found lace tablecloths, doilies, and curtains. Vibrant and witty, layered and textured, the artist combines large gesture with tight pattern to create compositions that at once mimic the grand heroic gestures of the postwar painters, while capturing all-over free spirit found in the graffiti that appears daily on the streets near her Bushwick studio."
Paul Behnke visits the studio of painter Ravenna Taylor whose recent work is the subject of an online exhibition Re-Visions at Galerie Cerulean.
Of her process Taylor writes: "Visual sensation stirs my attention to perception and thought; as emotion and thought impact senses and perceptions, my curiosity engages. My imagery derives from such observations, the dovetails and overlaps of lived experience."
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