Rosalyn Drexler’s elegant painting, “Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health,” is stuck with a lumbering title but sings, nevertheless. I would give it a chill name such as “Composition in Vermilion on Black,” or one with saucy innuendo like “Afterglow.”
Alex Katz’s “February” is, according to the reviewer, “an all-gray, poetic painting of a tall window in an empty room.” I couldn’t have said it better, but the painting says it best.
Both works have qualities I most admire and miss in my own efforts: terseness and audacity.
(Deborah Solomon, “Mad for Art: A Look Back and Up the Avenue at Women Gallerists,” New York Times, 10-6-22)
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