Tim Walsh reviews the exhibition Painting of Uncertain Places at Frankfurter Kunstverein, on view through September 16, 2012.
Walsh writes that " "Painting of Uncertain Places' sets out to argue for figurative painting’s ongoing validity and capacity to do things abstraction can’t, such as functioning “as a space for rumination…as bearers of broader ideas.' However, in actuality the show seems more determined to present four separate surveys rather than grappling with its own central premise. Ultimately, the curator seems to justify the works’ presumed absence of meaning as creating a vessel for self-projection, allowing them to be 'negotiable or indefinite.' By these terms, each artist, through their technical proficiency, succeeds at creating beguiling and engaging worlds."