Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures

Cornelia Thomsen, Stripes No. 71, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (courtesy
Cornelia Thomsen, Stripes No. 71, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (courtesy of Leslie Feely Gallery)

Robert C. Morgan reviews Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures at Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, on view through October 25, 2014.

Morgan writes: "This highly original hard-edge painter and soft-edge draughtswoman has produced one of the more interesting exhibitions involving color, line, and form in the current enterprise of abstract painting. Her pictorial images, which are a compendium of layers of color involving time, intuition, and pressure from hand to surface, appear to have their own point of view rather than conforming to the current look of abstraction... Her color, light, and form emerge less from “self-critical” inquiry than from a rigorous intuition whereby nature is represented (and transformed) through a vertical topology, despite the fact that her paintings begin uniformly on a horizontal register."