Richard Diebenkorn's Here & Now

Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #43, 1971, oil on canvas (courtesy of the Orange
Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #43, 1971, oil on canvas (courtesy of the Orange County Museum of Art)

Christopher Knight reviews the exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series on view at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California through May 27, 2012.

Knight writes: "The narrative in these paintings is a story of their making... One result is an intensified sense of the here and now, a moment that seems right and sure and achingly ephemeral, poised to slip away. Diebenkorn's Ocean Park paintings are all about the pentimenti -- the earlier images, forms and strokes that have been changed and painted over. The surface opens to expose what lies beneath it, and the past becomes present."

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LA Times