lynne golob gelfman at snitzer
Post #711 • January 18, 2006, 3:41 PM • 13 Comments
Snitzer Gallery harbors a single unmixed formalist, and is displaying her work through January 30th. Gelfman coaxes paint into a variety of textures using non-standard tools, and, in a recent development, spots the surfaces with with some bituminous color that gives them a definitive foreground. All the usual descriptors of successful color field painting apply: atmospheric, serious, playful-yet-controlled. But mostly I kept wishing to see them bigger. Nothing was going wrong with them except that their ambitions needed a stiff coffee; a greater area and a few spastic jitters in their technique would have helped them. They nevertheless achieved handsomeness, without a doubt, resembling raku glazes at times.