Christopher Michno profiles painter Liat Yossifor whose exhibition Eight Movements is on view at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery, New York through April 18, 2015.
Michno writes: "Yossifor’s gray paintings are most easily identifiable in connection with AbEx and the New York School. She advances the idea that as she makes large gestural sweeps with a palette knife, or even small, incisive gashes in the surface of the paint, she imbues the painting with some kind of emotive meaning. She shies away from associations with Lucio Fontana, who slashed his canvases, but there is more than a hint of trauma in her works. They encrust both a battle with the medium and within herself."