At her exhibition at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York last spring, Jacqueline Humphries showed ten splendid large-scale paintings that appear at first glance to be purely abstract. Up close, they reveal vast fields of tiny emoticons through which drift compromised brushstrokes, drips and smears in the artist’s once-removed style. Humphries delivers a deracinated version of Ab-Ex that manages to substitute one sublime for another, immersing the viewer in cerebral expanses of color and pattern.
Jacqueline Humphries, Untitled I and II (2015)
- Woodcut, lithograph and pochoir, 30 x 32 inches each. Edition of 15 each. Printed and published by Jungle Press Editions, Brooklyn, NY. $3,000 each.
Untitled 1, 2 and 3 (2015)
- Etching, woodcut and pochoir, 19 x 17 inches each. Edition of 15 each. Printed and published by Jungle Press Editions, Brooklyn, NY. $1,500 each.