Paintings on Paper

Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2013, gouache on paper, 22 x 30 1/8 inches (courtesy
Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2013, gouache on paper, 22 x 30 1/8 inches (courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery)

Tamar Zinn blogs about the exhibition Paintings on Paper at David Zwirner Gallery, New York, on view through August 15, 2014. The show features works by Ben Berlow, James Bishop, Ilse D'Hollander, Raoul De Keyser, Suzan Frecon, Mary Heilmann, Paulo Monteiro, Rebecca Morris, Ad Reinhardt, Al Taylor, and Stanley Whitney.

Zinn begins noting that "the exhibit title summons up associations of color, gesture, and the immediacy of paint along with the informality of works on paper. The act of painting on paper is personal and intimate. Without the laborious preparation necessary for painting on panels or stretched canvas, and working with the entire field in focus, the painter can execute concentrated and honest investigations. The small size of these paintings demand close examination, and the surface of the various papers provide yet another layer of richness to these explorations."