New York

Blinky Palermo

Heiner Friedrich Gallery

Colors ricochet from painting to painting in the exhibition of the last work of Blinky Palermo, who died early this year. It is an exhilarating exhibition, making one deeply regret that we will see no more new work by this young German artist. Conceived in terms of an installation, the paintings in the show number 15, ranging in size from 1 x 2 meters to 21 x 16 1/2 centimeters. Several individual works are comprised of three or four of the small panels. Each painting is done on a rectangular aluminum plate, mounted in relief so that the edges cast shadows, giving the colors a mobile independence from the wall; colors interrelate dynamically, seeming to float and breathe in the space of the gallery.

Palermo is concerned with generating a system of interacting color fields and spaces, one which becomes coherent and complete through the inclusion of elements subtly inconsistent with the

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