Other-worldliness

George Tooker, Girl in the Window, c. 1978, egg tempera on gesso panel (courtesy
George Tooker, Girl in the Window, c. 1978, egg tempera on gesso panel (courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery)

Brendan S. Carroll reviews the exhibition Otherworldliness at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, on view through January 21, 2012.

Carroll notes that the paintings on view, including works by Federico Castellon, George Tooker, Hughie Lee-Smith, Irving Norman, Jared French and John Wilde, "[strike] a balance between old-master-style rendering and nontraditional use of color and space as well as subversive imagery. Craftsmanship does not undo the peculiar pictures but serves them, adding depth and weight."