Caleb De Jong reviews the exhibition Bill Jensen at Cheim and Read, New York, on view through February 18, 2012.
De Jong writes that Jensen's "new paintings provide a tonal and chromatically hushed experience. Brush-marks no longer create unified composition, instead forms float atop the picture plane and splotches of collage-like paint stitch the surface together. Titles such as, 'The Trinity,' 'Song of Songs' and 'Begot' insinuate a turn of mind. Moving away from an 'exterior' optically sumptuous chroma, Jensen's new works posit an interior, ineffable space for contemporary painting."