David Cohen provides a moving tribute to painter Pat Passlof who passed away on November 13, 2011 at the age of 83. An exhibition of her recent work will be on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery from November 19 - December 23, 2011.
Cohen writes: "The world has lost a very remarkable painter in Pat Passlof, who died on Sunday on the eve of a new exhibition of her work. Equally it has lost a very special human being... We sometimes forget how generous painting can be, as the making of it has antisocial requirements. In Passlof’s case, generosity comes across in the way her images are constituted equally of integrity and finesse: brimful of beauty, but uncompromising in rigor and resolution."