Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Interior to Landscape

Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Carbon Night, 1978
Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Carbon Night, 1978

In part two of a three part post about painter Sylvia Plimack Mangold, John Yau looks at Plimack Mangold's "shift from interiors to landscapes."

In these works, Yau maintains, Plimack Mangold continues to "paint only what she observes, but with more rigorous parameters than simply investigating her immediate circumstances. Her subject matter will never suggest an elsewhere or material plenitude. She will make no allusions to fantasy, leisure, or social status. It is incumbent on us to reflect upon what she does and doesn’t do."

Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Recent Works is on view at Alexander and Bonin, New York through April 28, 2012.