"New Paintings By" at Jack Hanley Gallery

Ariel Dill, Hunter's Den Painting, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (courtesy
Ariel Dill, Hunter's Den Painting, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Andrew Russeth reviews the exhibition New Paintings By at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York (through November 10), featuring works by Tisch Abelow, Matthew Fischer, Heather Guertin, Heidi Hahn, and Ariel Dill.

Russeth writes that the works are "joyfully brash, lively and sophisticated. It’s a counter survey of sorts, fixed on pleasure... These people, and these paintings, look like they’re slipping into an alternate universe, digital, virtual or just fictional. They’re weird and beautiful. There are strong indications of grander things to come from these five, who are able to range about comfortably and playfully within contemporary painting, sidestepping the end-game conceptualism that seems to weigh so heavily on some of their peers."