Cole Carothers

Cole Carothers, Sideways Afternoon
Cole Carothers, Sideways Afternoon

Emil Robinson reviews a recent exhibition of paintings by Cole Carothers.

Robinson writes "Carothers’s paintings are expansive in their sense of touch. The paint is smashed, slapped, dragged, smeared, scraped, feathered, and redrawn... In their tactility, these paintings give us a sense of intimacy. We see the image but feel its physical presence. The paintings present a myriad of intuitive discoveries, each marked by a kinetic painterly event. Carothers was trained when the methods of Abstract Expressionism were law, and you can feel the digestion of action painting in the work shown here."