Unadventurous painting in NYC?

Sharon Butler questions Holland Cotter's suggestion in a recent review of The Jewel Thief at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College that current New York painting is "unadventurous." Cotter writes that "Much of the plenteous new work while expertly schooled, looks unadventurous, like so many slightly rearranged cover versions of hit styles from the past: Geometric Abstraction, Surrealism, Hallmark Cards Expressionism, etc. Maybe we’re wrong to expect more. Maybe that’s all that painting, in New York at least now, can yield."