Susan Jane Walp @ Tibor de Nagy

Susan Jane Walp, Glass Vase with Etruscan Kantharos and Drapery, 2014  (courtesy
Susan Jane Walp, Glass Vase with Etruscan Kantharos and Drapery, 2014 (courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery)

John Goodrich reviews Susan Jane Walp: Paintings on Paper at Tibor de Nagy, New York, on view through October 17, 2015.

Goodrich concludes that "the best paintings [in the exhibition] confirm what we may have already suspected of Walp’s work, which is that its power derives not from a strategy of centered, symmetric arrays but through something more intuitive: a comprehension of the rhythmic character of her subjects. This would be a painter’s truest kind of devotion, not one of merely assigning symbols of significance but of uncovering the momentousness of the purely visual."