Will Barnet @ Alexandre Gallery

Will Barnet, Untitled, c. 1957, watercolor on paper, 7 x 4 7/8 inches (courtesy
Will Barnet, Untitled, c. 1957, watercolor on paper, 7 x 4 7/8 inches (courtesy of Alexandre Gallery)

Peter Malone reviews Will Barnet: 1950s Works on Paper at Alexandre Gallery, New York, on view through May 27, 2016.

"At first glance, the work on view at Alexandre seems a straightforward reiteration of Barnet’s lingering in the same ideographic territory that Motherwell, Gottlieb and others had moved on from by 1950. That he stayed with this kind of vision for another decade is a mystery in itself, made all the more intriguing by the fact that he came out of it a figurative painter."