John Goodrich reviews Gregory Amenoff: New Paintings at Alexandre Gallery, New York, on view through October 29, 2016.
Goodrich writes: "While the natural landscape, exotic and enveloping, underpins all of Amenoff’s scenes, they depart from boiler-plate realism by several routes. A number of especially romantic paintings are notable for their brushy, atmospheric depths; they depict more-or-less real objects overwhelmed by preternatural forces ... Experienced together, the paintings conjure a vibrant, eclectic mysticism, based in fertile allusions and buoyant color and texture. They exude an enthusiasm for historical precedents and their pictorial inventions."