Nancy Haynes @ Regina Rex

Nancy Haynes, dark absence (empty narrative series), 1995, 52 x 40 inches, oil o
Nancy Haynes, dark absence (empty narrative series), 1995, 52 x 40 inches, oil on linen (courtesy of Regina Rex)

Anna Tome reviews the recent exhibition Nancy Haynes: anomalies and non-sequiturs at Regina Rex, New York.

Tome writes: "As one walked through gallery, one witnessed an artist—self taught, remarkably—inventing her own forms and paying homage to her forbearers, all the while conscious of her own status as a woman painter coming up in the male dominated art world of New York in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. On the whole, this show made one think about what it means for a woman of Haynes’s generation to be an abstract painter, and further, to be a contemporary painter ever-concerned with the use and depiction of light in painting."