Larry Groff blogs about the exhibition Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, curated by George Nick, at the Concord Art Association (MA), on view through August 13, 2014.
Groff notes that curator George Nick "selected more than 75 paintings from 56 artists for this show. The diverse range of styles, subjects and formal concerns are united by their connection to great painting and observational traditions." Nick is quoted in the press release: "The goal of the show is to celebrate the tradition of careful observation as the basis for an important aspect of American painting and to emphasize the remarkable variety of imagery it has generated." The post also includes a video of Nick's lecture in the gallery.