Thursday, September 25, 2014

Herbert's Undivided at Boyd Satellite

Pinkney Herbert's show Undivided at Boyd Satellite in New Orleans has been extended until October 18.

Pinkney's paintings are extravagant in gesture, color and composition. He uses so many different techniques to apply paint: drips, great schmears of pigment, transparent veils, opaque blocks of color and what looks like air brush that one is left quite breathless. Overlapping shapes and textures dance across the surface. Color choices are audacious, featuring bold pairings of garish acrylics and more mellow earth tones.

It all makes for a highly charged, almost cacophonous
effect that threatens to devolve into chaos, but Pinkney maintains control of his beguiling yin and yang blend of slickness and roughness and the results are quite dazzling.

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