Thursday, May 10, 2012

My show of recent abstract paintings at Bravin Lee Gallery was reviewed in The New York Times by Roberta Smith. I love her phrase "visually scrumptious."
Douglas Florian: ‘Dawn Thieves’ (through May 5) In 24 works mostly from the past two years, this artist, who is also a poet and a writer-illustrator of award-winning children’s books, successfully shifts from (mostly) gouache on paper bags to oil on small wood panels. The visually scrumptious, jewel-colored results suggest a familiarity with Indian miniatures, Tibetan thangkas, Japanese calligraphy and several varieties of modern and post-modern abstraction, consummately assimilated, distilled and unleashed to joyful, freewheeling effect. BravinLee Programs, 526 West 26th Street, Chelsea, (212) 462-4404, (Smith)

1 comment:

tess said...

Lovely review. I always like the sound of "distilled." You are an inspiration and I love how your work is play.