Morris Louis: Color/Space Saturation

Installation view: Morris Louis, Veils at Mnuchin Gallery, New York (photo: Tom
Installation view: Morris Louis, Veils at Mnuchin Gallery, New York (photo: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.)

Robert C. Morgan reviews Morris Louis: Veils at Mnuchin Gallery, New York, on view through October 18, 2014.

Morgan writes: "... here in this revisited exhibition, the viewer may once again establish an interactive dialogue (in the nearly archaic terms of 'an aesthetic experience'), as viewers become the subject in relation to the object of these paintings. During the course of this encounter this delicate, yet forceful visual interaction may offer the viewer a form of transference whereby the subject and object reverse momentary, implying a moment of transcendence, a minor stretch of infinity given entirely to color and the spatiality that contains it. This experiential quality is held in suspension within the interior structure of the Veils. They are paintings given to gravity, but also capable of iterating a set of conduits as if these translucent drapes were merging the viscous liquor of poured paint occurring in a timely manner as the light within the consummate form to be begins to settle into place."