Simon Carr reviews Elmer Bischoff: Figurative Paintings continues at George Adams Gallery, New York, on view through August 30, 2015.
Carr writes: "Bischoff, like Park and Diebenkorn, made artworks about daily life in Northern California. Using strong colors and assertive marks, he made dynamic street scenes and interiors portraying figures interacting… In 'Figure with White Lake,' 1964 … Water lapping against the sand is beautifully rendered, conveying depth, transparency and reflected light. Bischoff applies accurate color in large, vigorous strokes, calling attention to the materiality of the paint. The standing figure is also depicted with broad strokes, yet conveys a feeling of weight, form and light usually found in more highly detailed painting."