Judith Murray at Sundaram Tagore

Judith Murray, Elements, 2011, oil on linen, 36 x 40 inches (courtesy Sundaram T
Judith Murray, Elements, 2011, oil on linen, 36 x 40 inches (courtesy Sundaram Tagore Gallery)

Lawrence Osgood reviews an exhibition of new paintings by Judith Murray at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, on view through June 16, 2012.

Osgood writes: "In more recent years, Murray's style developed into often-large paintings of slightly increased palette in which mostly short brushstrokes are seen literally scrambling and chasing each other in lively patterns across the canvas... as if a wind had blown into the painting and rearranged all its elements. But there is something else that is very new. Scattered among the animated brushstrokes are small, abstract forms in Murray's basic colors that recall, in miniature, her '70s canvases."