Cecily Brown: Painterly Thickets

Cecily Brown, Untitled, 2006, oil on linen, 17 x 12.5 inches (courtesy of Maccar
Cecily Brown, Untitled, 2006, oil on linen, 17 x 12.5 inches (courtesy of Maccarone)

Altoon Sultan blogs about Cecily Brown: The English Garden at Maccarone, New York, on view through June 20, 2015.

Sultan writes that Brown's show "was a lesson to me in slowing down, looking carefully, and being open to new work... As I looked, I became entranced by the welter of brushstrokes; their layering is full of life and delicate energy. Each painting contains a particular quality of light and air, and most refer to a landscape space, one that asks us to make our way through dense paint to the spaces behind."