I’ve photographed many artists and innumerable exhibitions but having worked with masters at The Village Voice (Peter Schjeldahl, Jerry Saltz and art editor–and food/culture critic extraordinaire–Jeff Weinstein), I know I’m not an art critic. (I’m not really a film critic either but having played one on this blog for a couple of years, it’s not an uncomfortable fit.)
Thomas Nozkowski is having his third exhibit at Pace, showing 21 oil paintings (most are 22″x28″) and across the street in a temporary space, nearly 50 works on paper. His abstractions are beautiful, cartoony, mysterious, unique. The paintings are small enough to get lost in, big enough to contain a new world. For a better exploration of terra Tom than I can provide, there’s John Yau’s new article for Hyperallergic.
Thomas Nozkowski at Pace, 508 and 511 West 25th Street, through March 23.