Howard Buchwald, Are They?, 2011, oil on panel, 24 x 26 inches (courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery)
Mario Naves reviews an exhibition of recent works by Howard Buchwald at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, on view though March 10, 2012.
Naves writes: "Buchwald believes in the eye above all. His rigorously choreographed arrays of wriggling, rubbery lines and declarative, eye-rattling colors couldn’t kowtow to extra-aesthetic imperative if they wanted to. The rhythms are too headstrong, the compositions too unpredictable, the sense of purpose fiercely independent."
After having "a mixed relationship with Brice Marden's paintings over the years", painter Altoon Sultan comes away from the current exhibition Brice Marden: Letters at Matthew Marks with a new opinion: "These paintings looked beautiful, sensitive, sensuous, lyrical. Trying to tease out my change of heart I see something different in the work, and probably something different in my receptivity."
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