Addison Parks considers the paintings of Thomas Berding whose exhibition Paintings from the Surplus Mound is on view at The Painting Center, New York through April 22, 2017.
Parks observes: "Glorious color goes hand in hand with his loosely defined and multi-layered shapes and structures. It is at the heart of this process of making and breaking form and space. It is as though the viewer is being given certain variables, certain options to work with. Possibilities."