David Pagel reviews the exhibition Jack Youngerman: 150 Small Works on Paper at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles on view through August 20, 2011.
Pagel writes: "Youngerman's handmade abstractions are all about physicality. They invite you to see and savor every micro-millimeter of acrylic, every ghostly trace of graphite, every matte expanse of gouache, every rough edge and smooth contour... comparisons and contrasts happen organically. Shapes and colors in various pieces echo off of patterns and formats in others. These links form clusters and constellations in the mind's eye, where stories begin to unfold"