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Thoughts on Recent Abstract Painting

Are we witnessing a deep rethinking of the historical enterprise of abstract painting? Mark Van Proyen investigates.

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Mark Emerson & Penny Olson @ JAYJAY

Emerson merges geometric abstraction with Op; Olson probes the microscopic essences of plants.

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Tony May @ SJICA

Tony May’s SJICA retrospective showcases the artist’s genius for embedding strong ideas in meticulously crafted objects that both tweak and invoke art history.

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Mike Henderson @ Haines

Employing Cubism’s floating color planes and Abstract Expressionism’s turbulent paint and ambiguous ideographs/hieroglyphs, Henderson’s works generate their own force field.

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Westfall & Thibeault @ George Lawson

Stephen Westfall and Marie Thibeault are abstract painters whose work is rooted in bodily experience.

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