Peter Malone reviews Elliott Green: Human Nature at Pierogi Gallery, New York, through March 26, 2017.
Malone writes: “What’s unique about Elliott Green is how he strides confidently right over the rumbling fracture. Brandishing all manner of surface gymnastics, he takes the staid genre of landscape painting and puts it through a gantlet of techniques right out of David Reed’s ruthlessly abstract lexicon. His mashing of a universally understood genre with boldly artificial surface gesture vibrates with an unsettling blend of grandeur and kitsch, with results that are as strange as they are discomforting. And yet there is something genuinely exhilarating about these works, especially the fearlessness from which they seem to have sprung.”