The New Old Logic of Abstraction

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Howard Hurst reviews the exhibition A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth at Dodge Gallery, New York, on view through October 27, 2013.

Hurst writes that "the idea of reasserting the value of painting, the value of 'inner content' within an artwork, or of transience, is hardly novel. Nonetheless, the paintings on view at A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth seem to walk the walk… It is a combined yearning to transcend the everyday and banal that unites these artists. While other generations have done this with fetid brows and heroic gesture the artists in this exhibition seem to temper their efforts with humility and humor. The result is a sum greater than its parts."

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