Judith Simonian at Edward Thorp

Judith Simonian, 2010, Moving Mt. Ararat, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 58 inches (cou
Judith Simonian, 2010, Moving Mt. Ararat, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 58 inches (courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery)

Eliot Markell reviews the recent exhibition Judith Simonian: Recent Work at Edward Thorp Gallery, New York.

Markell writes "This exhibit features compositions venturing into more ambitious territory including theatrical, and still life elements that combine less strictly representational schemes with a dream-like narrative. These paintings seem like a natural extension of what the artist has witnessed, filtered through various sensations of mood and atmosphere, finally emerging as a quasi-fictional scenario... the work relies primarily on a keen sense of time and place, coupled with an astute comprehension of pictorial texture. This is the artist’s strong suit; letting her native abilities coalesce into well-construed images that succeed on their own terms, wavering between the here and now, and less defined stratifications."