Charline von Heyl @ the ICA

Charline Von Heyl, Solo Dolo, 2010, oil and charcoal on linen (photo: Joanne Mat
Charline Von Heyl, Solo Dolo, 2010, oil and charcoal on linen (photo: Joanne Mattera)

Joanne Mattera blogs about a recent exhibition of paintings by Charline von Heyl at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

Mattera writes that von Heyl "plies color against black and white, and she uses a variety of picture-making materials in her paintings. Some are rich and drippy; others, rendered more minimally with charcoal and a light wash, look to be scrubbed almost clean in parts; others still are scraped and painted over. Von Heyl's paintings are energetic, restless, explosive."