Stanley Boxer: Fabricated Galaxies

Stanley Boxer, Cimarronsstarrywash, 1990, oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40
Stanley Boxer, Cimarronsstarrywash, 1990, oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40 inches (courtesy of Berry Campbell Gallery)

Tim Keane writes about the paintings of Stanley Boxer which were recently on view at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York.

Keane observes: "If there is a single identifiable subject to his resolutely abstract works, it is coalescence — the gradual coming together of disparate colors, textures and granules. As a result, the paintings frequently suggest organic processes other than artmaking. Some seem like bird’s-eye views on to the rocky, color-rich striations of a riverbed. Others resemble magnified still images of plasma and blood cells. Still others could be close-ups of rough-hewn, jewel-like coral reefs."