Howard Hurst reviews the exhibition Four Paintings featuring a single painting each by Britta Deardorff, Jackie Gendel, Juan Gomez, and Eric Sall at Regina Rex, Ridgewood, Queens, New York, on view through June 3, 2012.
Hurst writes that "these four local artists were chosen because they share something in common. In their work we see an exuberance and willingness to go for it. In a city full of art and its accompanying history... it is easy to ignore or be crushed by the weight of what has come before. It is refreshing then to see artists, both young and old who go for the gusto. To make art is to open oneself up to the ability to make mistakes; the four painters on display remind us that it is ok to make things with abandon."