Langdon Quin @ The Painting Center

Langdon Quin, Down and Out, 2013, oil on linen, 60 x 50 inches (courtesy of the
Langdon Quin, Down and Out, 2013, oil on linen, 60 x 50 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Simon Carr reviews Langdon Quin: Recent Paintings at The Painting Center, New York, on view through April 25, 2015.

Carr writes that in Quin's painting Down & Out (2013) "the foreground tumbles steeply down at the base of the canvas. The eye is launched into a sharp decline before rising up again with another hillside. In this visual rollercoaster ride, shadows and light are painted with a range of blues—deeper blues in the foreground, ethereal blue-grays in the distance ... The works here display artistic range, from serene, ordered landscapes to compositions rocking with violent visual motion."