Rachel Reese reviews the exhibition Ridley Howard: Conversations with Albers at SCAD Atlanta, on view through February 8, 2013.
Reese writes that Howard's work "is a balancing act between formal color studies, delicate portraiture, and quiet landscapes. The installation encourages this elemental balancing not only between subject matter, but also physical scale. The artworks therefore work best in collaboration and opposition with one another: rather than reinforcing a sameness, the close proximity and installation defend each work’s uniqueness. It’s a tension within the parts-to-whole mentality, because the parts are autonomously defensive."