John Haber reviews the exhibition Christian Haub: New Floats at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, on view through April 13, 2013.
Habers writes that the work "looks so light because it collects light, like oils. The work may sound like sculpture, but Haub is still painting. No wonder Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe has compared him to both media, in Charles Biederman and Ilya Bolotowsky. Haub’s broadest acrylic sheets are most often opaque, the narrower strips nearly transparent, with the simplicity of red, yellow, and blue. Both are at once his canvas and his color fields. They also allow a third dimension to the vertical and horizontal fields, coming right out of the picture plane—but they are first and foremost colors."