Trevor Winkfield's Undomesticated Imagination

Trevor Winkfield, Signals, 2013, acrylic on linen, 38 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches (courtesy of courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery)
Trevor Winkfield, Signals, 2013, acrylic on linen, 38 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches (courtesy of courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery)

John Yau reviews Trevor Winkfield: Saints, Dancers and Acrobats at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, on view through March 25, 2018.

Yau writes: "Modest in scale, rigorous in execution, mysterious and aloof in outcome, Winkfield’s invented forms tell us that all is not lost, that capitalism does not yet own our imagination — that the excessiveness of the mind’s eye does not require the profligacy of high-end production or large expanses of real estate. Despite all the voices clamoring otherwise, it is still possible to exist in this world and not join those who rejoice in the triumph of popular culture."