Gregory Amenoff: Trace

Greogry Amenoff, Polaris, oil on canvas, 2013 (courtesy of the artist and Alexan
Greogry Amenoff, Polaris, oil on canvas, 2013 (courtesy of the artist and Alexandre Gallery)

Lee Ann Norman reviews the exhibition Gregory Amenoff: Trace at Alexandre Gallery, New York, on view through November 23, 2013.

Norman writes that "Amenoff’s compositions generally place a shape or form against an implied landscape, seascape, or vegetation. His images are full of organic color whirls and disjointed geometric shapes that burst, zigzag, and flow across the canvas. Not only does bold color unfurl and unwind, it also constricts and closes in on itself. An orange color band divides the canvas in half, creating two separate scenes. In one, light grey beams radiate from the center of a purplish-red shape, dissecting it as it floats above a forest green ground. On the other side, bold strokes of maize, purple, and white billow in graceful arches like a ship’s sail. The paint handling is deft and deliberate."

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