Martha Diamond: Bright Brush

Martha Diamond, Church IV, 2010, oil on board, 15 x 10 inches (courtesy of Sue S
Martha Diamond, Church IV, 2010, oil on board, 15 x 10 inches (courtesy of Sue Scott Gallery)

Ilka Scobie reviews the exhibition Martha Diamond: Bright Brush Paintings at Sue Scott Gallery, New York, on view through July 27, 2012.

Scobie writes that "the abbreviated brushstrokes [Diamond's] now using create gestural markings and simplified imagery, leaping from the austere though under-painted Pentimento to the linear brevity used to playfully depict weather in Blue 1. A platform built of flat marks provides a pedestal for the enigmatic figures of Philosophe... This show represents the efflorescence of an artist who has always been passionate about paint, interested in brush stoke, color, image."