Christopher Knight reviews the exhibition Brad Eberhard (dis-solve) at Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, on view through Apr 20, 2013.
Knight writes: "'Way Out,' the most beautiful of the six [paintings on view], is a cave painting. Blood-red pigment was poured along the upper edge of the 4-foot-square canvas and ran down the surface, recalling methods used by Jackson Pollock and Morris Louis. The dribbles provided the initial contours of an irregular pattern of abstract, organic shapes, which cover the entire canvas. Eberhard filled in the shapes with pink, green, ochre and brown, sometimes scraping off the paint and starting over from scratch. Adding and subtracting forms and colors yields a rough but elegant look. The result is an abstract Color Field painting with oddly figurative overtones."