Los Angeles

Thomas Sills

Paul Kantor Galleries

Non-objective all-over paintings by a New York artist who uses distinctive warm and cool color keys in a topographical imagery as personal as it is rich. A festive textural celebration takes place in Landlock, where red marries green. Other works have sensitively figured-out color combinations which appear as translucent separations moving across one another so that each painting seems to have several simultaneous states. In the earlier oils, colors ooze as lava might, differing markedly in spirit from the most recent ones where the forms are clearly defined, flat, crusty and refined to a high degree. In these paintings, Sills is like an Eastern Carl Morris, slightly more sophisticated, slightly less mature.

Arthur Secunda

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