As part of her series exploring color in painting, Joanne Mattera blogs about the recent exhibition Douglas Florian: Dawn Thieves at Bravin Lee Programs, New York.
Mattera writes: "The color is... largely dry and flat, now fabulously textured, and highly chromatic thanks to Florian's propensity toward complementary hues. As before, the works are modestly sized--larger than miniatures but not bombastically overblown. Installed in a row at eye level, they are the right height and size for you to stand close and embrace each one visually. From a distance with their lapis, jade and turquoise hues, they suggest nothing so much as a string of gemstones."