Two abstract painters take on the elegance of form
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His show of paintings is at Elizabeth Harris through February 2nd.
Gem of an exhibition by this enigmatic French modernist is up through June 30
The recent overview of his paintings and drawings was at Alexandre Gallery
February 2011 exhibition featured Simon Carr, Stanley Lewis, Thaddeus Radell, and Deborah Rosenthal.
Stuart Shils: Recent Paintings at Tibor de Nagy Gallery and John Dubrow: Small Landscapes at Lori Bookstein Fine Art
The exhibitions of Shils and Dubrow overlapped by only a couple days, just enough to allow fresh comparisons between the two. Their differences intrigue: could it be that Shils seeks evocative means of representing, while Dubrow peruses the workings of representation itself?
Woman Holding Tablet (1946) pleasingly and convincingly locates a seated figure within a geometric environment, with ochre tints and warm blacks set deftly against notes of bright coral and medium blue. The rather strenuous engineering of the pose and surroundings, however, give the impression of an exercise – a demonstration of the plastic re-creation of a generic event.