Paul Resika: Geometry and the Sea

Paul Resika, Moby Dick, 2017, oil on canvas (© Paul Resika, courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects)
Paul Resika, Moby Dick, 2017, oil on canvas (© Paul Resika, courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects)

Tim Keane reviews Paul Resika: Geometry and the Sea at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects (through May 20) and Bookstein Projects (through May 26).

Keane writes: "Resika’s recent seascapes in Geometry and the Sea prove Hofmann’s painting theory right: relationships are everything. The intensities in coloration are contained by austere discs, triangles, and quadrants. Horizons break into vertices and vice versa. Though the compositions are large-scale and the presentation flattened, their angles look steep and startling, calling to mind the interplanetary views provided by photographs of the earth taken on the moon.