george bethea, reloaded
Post #325 • July 19, 2004, 6:13 AM • 41 Comments
George Bethea (yes, that George Bethea) at the gallery of AI/MIU. Bethea took his inspiration from photographs of earth made from space, and piled on the paint inches thick to make topographic abstractions. Many of them succeeded like gangbusters. The surfaces recalled salt-fired ceramics executed with an infinity of colors, achieving complexities of hues, shapes, and textures that seemed made by nature rather than man.
Walter Darby Bannard, Bethea, and frequent Artblog.net commenter Jack.
I neglected to take home a card, so I can't post the show's information. Check back here after lunch.