Barnett Newman at Craig F. Starr

Barnett Newman, Galaxy, 1949, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, Collection of Lynn
Barnett Newman, Galaxy, 1949, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, Collection of Lynn and Allen M. Turner, Chicago (courtesy Craig F. Starr Gallery)

Steven Alexander reviews the exhibition Barnett Newman: Paintings at Craig F. Starr Gallery, on view through December 17, 2011.

Alexander writes that "the intimate setting allows close inspection that reveals the raw directness of Newman's process. Each work seems carefully considered and quickly executed, exuding a freshness that is astonishing and a potency that transcends its small scale. One wonders how many of these little things Newman had lying around the studio."