Monday, October 6, 2008

Jennifer Coates in New York by Chris Bors

NEW YORK—Jennifer Coates takes pleasure in the act of painting and revels in the potential of a medium that has been declared dead and come back to life so many times that it now seems fresher than ever. The New York–based artist — who also writes on art for such publications as Time Out New York — engages in a tug-of-war with each work to come up with a unique answer to the age-old question, When is a painting done? In her latest solo exhibition at Kinz, Tillou + Feigen in New York (through October 18), there are no cookie-cutter formulas. Rather, the determined Coates creates varied but cohesive works that hearken back to Abstract Expressionism, with colonies of geometric forms that both float in nebulous spaces, and, rendered mostly in bright hues, pop from the surface...

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