Elisabeth Condon @ Lesley Heller Workspace

Elisabeth Condon, American Pastorale, 2016, ink, acrylic, glitter and pumice on linen, 59 x 59 inches (photo by Phillip Reed, courtesy of Lesley Heller Workspace)
Elisabeth Condon, American Pastorale, 2016, ink, acrylic, glitter and pumice on linen, 59 x 59 inches (photo by Phillip Reed, courtesy of Lesley Heller Workspace)

Edward M. Gómez reviews Elisabeth Condon: Bird and Flower at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, on view through October 16, 2016.

Gómez writes: "To produce her latest canvases, Condon has experimented with some new approaches that, in effect, have made the production of her variety of abstraction as much the subject of these new works as the birds, flowers and other recognizable, if stylized, images that pop up in them. If an air of works-in-progress collectively wafts through them, it is not because these paintings are unfinished — not at all — but because among their main themes are abstraction’s enduring vitality and malleable expressiveness. As finished works, they feel at once tightly controlled and open-ended."