Our review this week is of "Randy Bloom" at Emerge in upstate Saugerties, NY (through September 11). And do I ever have a distinguished guest critic for you! The review below is by Katherine Crum, whose Ph.D. is from Columbia, and whose museum experience includes founding the Baruch College gallery at CUNY, directing the art museum at Mills College in California, and working as chief curator at the Parrish Museum in Southampton. As owner & co-director of the Nicholas Wilder gallery in Los Angeles, back in the 60s, Ms. Crum represented Frankenthaler, Noland and Barnett Newman, among others, and she has published on figures as diverse as Dan Christensen and Pat Lipsky. Herewith her review & many thanks to her:
"Randy Bloom's current show at Emerge in Saugerties is a perfect introduction for those who don't yet know her work and a delightful taste of new directions for those who do. Strong work, good choices and a thoughtful installation highlight three phases of her work in one compact space.