Jonathan Stevenson reviews David Humphrey: I’m Glad We Had This Conversation at Fredericks & Freiser, New York, on view through February 25, 2017.
Stevenson begins: “David Humphrey’s visual and intellectual virtuosity – augmented by the smooth surface finality of meticulously applied acrylic paint – is such that he seems to accomplish everything he wants in a given painting. Each one in his current exhibition … stands as a cohesive essay – establishing a theme, teasing it out, and offering a witty take. If that sounds too neat and squared away for a mode of expression that is supposed to register some mystery and wonder, it isn’t. There is constructive enigma in Humphrey’s purposeful, highly-wrought approach.”