Xico Greenwald reviews Gregory Amenoff: New Paintings at Alexandre Gallery, New York, on view through October 29, 2016.
Greenwald writes that Amenoff’s “landscape-based abstractions teeming with organic shapes that suggest trees, caves, plant cells, soil, sky and water. But the forms here are not based on careful observation of the natural world. Rather, these are studio creations, more indebted to American Modernist landscape paintings than Mother Nature… Referencing the pictorial language of late-19th and early-20th century landscape painting might seem a convoluted way to create imagery that purports to be urgently personal. But Mr. Amenoff has been consistent, developing a unique body of work over the last few decades.”