Myron Stout's Desire for the Unattainable

Myron Stout, Apollo, c. 1955, oil on canvas, 40 x 23 inches (Private Collection)
Myron Stout, Apollo, c. 1955, oil on canvas, 40 x 23 inches (Private Collection)

John Yau reviews a recent exhibition of works by Myron Stout at Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York.

Yau writes that Stout "expresses neither angst nor impatience with his process. His work arises out of the paradoxical combination of paring everything down, while employing a process of patient accretion. He caressed his work into being. No doubt Stout was aware of the paradox of reducing while adding."