Rebecca Purdum @ Tilton

Rebecca Purdum, Hourglass (yellow), 2011, 32 x 23 inches, oil on panel (courtesy
Rebecca Purdum, Hourglass (yellow), 2011, 32 x 23 inches, oil on panel (photo: Steven Alexander, courtesy: Jack Tilton Gallery)

Steven Alexander reviews an exhibition of new paintings by Rebecca Purdum at Jack Tilton Gallery, on view through November 5, 2011.

Alexander writes: "The surfaces are rich accumulations of interactions and encounters over time, with thicker and thinner, oily and matte areas mingling into a dusky soup that is at once ethereal and utterly physical. Her early swirling atmospheres have over the years become more and more still, more and more content to simply be."