Howard Buchwald

Howard Buchwald, Are They?, 2011, oil on panel, 24 x 26 inches (courtesy Nancy H
Howard Buchwald, Are They?, 2011, oil on panel, 24 x 26 inches (courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery)

Mario Naves reviews an exhibition of recent works by Howard Buchwald at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, on view though March 10, 2012.

Naves writes: "Buchwald believes in the eye above all. His rigorously choreographed arrays of wriggling, rubbery lines and declarative, eye-rattling colors couldn’t kowtow to extra-aesthetic imperative if they wanted to. The rhythms are too headstrong, the compositions too unpredictable, the sense of purpose fiercely independent."