Jonathan Lasker @ Cheim & Read

Jonathan Lasker, The Plus Sign at Golgotha, 2014, oil on linen, 60 x 80 inches (
Jonathan Lasker, The Plus Sign at Golgotha, 2014, oil on linen, 60 x 80 inches (courtesy of Cheim & Read)

James Kalm visits an exhibition of paintings by Jonathan Lasker at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through February 13, 2016.

In his intro to the video Kalm writes: "These paintings continue Lasker's investigation into the operations of perception, as well as how viewers might decipher various visual codes of abstraction. Kalm ponders the relationship of Lasker's use of ultra-thick oil paint with the tradition of 'Material Painting' that's developed within European and American Post-War practices, and how this "materiality" might have bee inflected by Pop Art, and Conceptualism."