Saturday, September 10, 2016

Aviva Green (till October 15, 2016)

If you care about high art--not just in its origami forms--and you like great splashing colors--and just happen to be in New York City this month----may I suggest that you RUN to see Aviva Green's  "Clouds, Canyons and Waterways", a show of paintings at Kenkeleba House.
 (Wilmer Jennings Gallery,  219 East 2nd Street @ Avenue B, East Village, 212 674-3939).

These are impressively powerful paintings but deliberately, I think, hard to put words to. For the aim is to express a definite mood without invoking fully definitive objects and scenes.  That this actually works is quite an achievement.

And the show itself is exquisitely laid out.

The opening reception is on Sunday, September 18,  but you can slip in for a quiet meditative preview now, without the crowds. That's how I like to do it.

If you weren't aware, this is also a plug for my Mom, Aviva Green, who is one of the greatest colorists and mood-painters that I know.