Alex Katz: The Expansive Landscape

Altoon Sultan blogs about a recent exhibition of paintings by Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.

Sultan writes: “Alex Katz’s landscape paintings are a paradox: as large as they are, they seem intimate; they portray ordinary views, yet are surprising and extraordinary… Katz’s simple titles––a time of day, a description of place––tell of noticing something marvelous within an everyday world. It was a stunning experience to see the painting 4 PM, glistening on a back wall, seen through doorways. The painting seemed as alive, and its subject as real, as the bars of light cast onto the polished floor: a hazy sun, leaves back lit, flickering in moving air.”

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