Art In America

William Steiger

at Margaret Thatcher Projects,
539 W 23rd St.

 

Clearly influenced by the Precisionism of Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth and Ralston Crawford, the Yale-educated painter William Steiger adds to their American modernism a strange mix of nostalgia and existential angst. His images of water towers, grain elevators, railroad cars, bridges, windmills and roller-coaster structures evoke a time when the machine aesthetic promised social progress. But he depicts these shadowless, stylized structures amid a white void, facing nothing.

 

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