Jonathan Stevenson blogs about the paintings of Amy Lincoln, on view at Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, through May 7, 2016.
Stevenson observes that Lincoln's painting's "vivid color, exacting line, and exotic detail leap out at the viewer, so that the initial impression is straightforwardly Rousseau-esque, maybe with a nod to earnest Regionalist and Symbolist landscape painters. Her work isn’t merely gorgeous or wistful. She imparts to her paintings an arch, expansive ambivalence that gives them depth, mystery, and a little darkness ... These paintings, smart and probing as they are visually striking and technically accomplished, scratch the itch at the juncture of perception and imagination."