Clintel Steed @ Steven Harvey

Clintel Steed, When Dreams Happen, 2016, 48 x 48 inches (courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects)
Clintel Steed, When Dreams Happen, 2016, 48 x 48 inches (courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects)

John Yau reviews Endymion: Recent Paintings by Clintel Steed at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, on view through October 9, 2016.

Yau writes: "Steed strokes the paste-like paint onto the surface, creating an uneven tactile skin that is pebbled and brushy. This tactility is at odds with our digital world – its endless barrage of bodiless images of light... Steed has established a dance between image and materiality, opening a space for reflection."