Art In America

Harvey Quaytman

at McKee,
745 Fifth Ave

 

This survey of major abstract paintings and drawings by New York artist Harvey Quaytman (1937-2002) underscores the consistently refined character of his work throughout several decades. Outstanding here are the spare geometric compositions, such as Spector (1990), whose predominate white cruciform shape is highlighted with finely ground glass. Several shaped canvases are equally memorable, including a 7-foot-high untitled work from 1970, with a rich surface impasto of pale purple that seems to comingle minimalist tenets with those of the Color Field movement of the period. Unjustifiably under-known, the NewYork artist is presented in this show as an historical figure, a unique synthesizer of radical trends in late 20th century abstract painting. 

 

 

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