Michael Berryhill's Impossible Art

Michael Berryhill, Schmevelations, 2012, oil on canvas, 58 x 50 inches (courtesy
Michael Berryhill, Schmevelations, 2012, oil on canvas, 58 x 50 inches (courtesy Kansas Gallery)

Carmen Winant visits the exhibition Michael Berryhill: Incidental Western at Kansas Gallery, New York, on view through June 23, 2012.

Winant posts a list of thoughts evoked by the exhibition. She writes: "I believe that this enumerated strategy will better serve objects that, by their very nature, elude clever and perspicuous description." Berryhill's work, she notes, conjures "the limits and possibilities of looking at something and trying, endlessly, to paint it."