Sadie Benning @ Callicoon Fine Arts

(detail) Sadie Benning, Sunset, 2015, aqua resin, wood, casein and acrylic gouac
Sadie Benning, Sunset, 2015, aqua resin, wood, casein and acrylic gouache, 38 x 54 inches (courtesy of Callicoon Fine Arts)

Jeffrey Collins blogs about Sadie Benning: Green God at Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, on view through July 29, 2016.

Collins writes that "[Benning's] work has a directness to it, it's immediate but there is also the underlying sense of much more going on than what you immediately see. I recall taking in the craft of how she cuts all the ply up and then assembles it back together into these wonderfully playful paintings... the sunset was my personal favorite work in the exhibition. I think her designing of landscape is something I would love to see more of. But her talent of coaxing imagery from a plywood panel in such a lyrical but calculated way is one that is supremely hers..."