Judith Simonian @ Edward Thorp

Judith Simonian, Blue Mirror Table, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30.75 inches (
Judith Simonian, Blue Mirror Table, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30.75 inches (courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery)

Deborah Garwood reviews Judith Simonian: Foreign Bodies, Recent Paintings at Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, on view through April 18, 2015.

Garwood notes that "Simonian demonstrates a genius for color, texture, and the exploration of spatial conundrums. Twenty canvases, worked in acrylic, range in size from a mere eight by ten inches to as much as six foot by five with subject matter that cycles between categories of comparable breadth. There are what I’d describe as optical-illusion still lifes, domestic interiors, travel theme — on earth and in space, and nature studies. It’s a roomy, mixed bag of themes... Simonian’s paintings ... knit luscious pictorial fields that tease cognition, along with the senses."