Bill Jensen, Dogan, 2011 Oil on linen 40 x 32 inches (courtesy Cheim & Read)
Caleb De Jong reviews the exhibition Bill Jensen at Cheim and Read, New York, on view through February 18, 2012.
De Jong writes that Jensen's "new paintings provide a tonal and chromatically hushed experience. Brush-marks no longer create unified composition, instead forms float atop the picture plane and splotches of collage-like paint stitch the surface together. Titles such as, 'The Trinity,' 'Song of Songs' and 'Begot' insinuate a turn of mind. Moving away from an 'exterior' optically sumptuous chroma, Jensen's new works posit an interior, ineffable space for contemporary painting."
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