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Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 2-4 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

 

COVID-19 ABSTRACTION AT LICHTUNDFIRE: DARK WITH FLASHES OF LIGHT

Eveline Luppi, Grey Talk To Me, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.  Courtesy Lichtundfire Gallery.

Another gallery open to live visitors is Lichtundfire, on the Lower East Side.   Its show is "Covert 19, Part I – The Quantum Paradox" (through September 13). This consists of abstract work done earlier this year, at the local height of the pandemic.  Like the last show at this gallery that I reviewed (on February 8) it has small- to medium-sized works heavily into blacks, greys and browns.  However, at least one artist, Eveline Luppi, breaks with the dusk by painting on white fields. Even better, she tosses wit into the mix. Read More 

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