At the same time they are not in the least overworked, and feature freehand charcoal lines. The effect is a kind of loose-limbed gravitas. They have a paradoxical sense of feeling both intimate and monumental.
Here is the set-up — the viewer stands before the pictures, which by way of illusory means, ask us the questions: How present are we? What is real?
Paul Boston has given us a superb show of quiet, magnificent work.
Main image: Paul Boston’s ‘Painting 14’, 2018. The other images are close-up photographs of the same work
At Niagara Galleries till March 2
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