new-york

Peter Young

Castelli Gallery

The work of painter Peter Young has not yet been exhibited in a one-man show in New York, although several group shows in the past season have included his canvases. The Corcoran Biennial in Washington, D.C., provided a three year look at the rather inexplicably drastic alternations his thinking has gone through during this period. A recent exhibition shared with another young New Yorker, David Diao, at the Castelli Gallery also aired three newer paintings in the “dot” series from 1968. At his best Young combines a delicate touch and a range of often surprisingly pastel color with a conceptual toughness and elasticity particularly apparent and distinctive in works like his No. 5 (1967) shown at the Corcoran, a black field punctuated with tiny constellations of lavender, blue, and green, bordered by a navy blue band which abruptly and forcefully constricts the lyrical, drifting, starry

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