John Dubrow: The Transformations

John Dubrow, Leaning Trees, Early Morning 40 x 54 inches, oil on linen, 2013-15
John Dubrow, Leaning Trees, Early Morning 40 x 54 inches, oil on linen, 2013-15 (courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Art)

John Goodrich reviews John Dubrow: Transformations at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, on view through April 25, 2015.

Goodrich writes that "what is especially rewarding about [Dubrow's] latest work... is the way it continues to explore and evolve. In his case, the evolution isn’t towards a more provocative technique or motif – if anything, these aspects of his work have taken on a more utilitarian cast. The articulateness lies elsewhere, and in a trait that may not be evident to every viewer: in his forceful and eloquent arabesques of color. If your definition of active color is simply high-chroma hues or academic, volumetric modeling, his particular gifts may not be apparent. But if you see in color a chance of compositional purposefulness – as evidenced by painters ranging from Chardin to Matisse – Dubrow’s work will consistently impress."