New York

Daria Dorosh

Daria Dorosh’s recent paintings seem to be largely about color—deep, rich, glowing color with only the slightest bit of visual detail used to structure them. Curiously, however, I was hard put after first seeing them to say with certainty precisely what colors I had been looking at. I was left with the impression of color per se, rather than of specific colors.

The 16 paintings in this show ranged from one foot square to five feet square. They were installed on only one wall of the gallery—some at eye level and some considerably higher, some in groups of three or five and others alone. It was an unusual way to install paintings, but effective in creating the impression of a body of work and in giving strength to several weaker paintings by massing them together.

It seemed effective in another way too. The installation reminded me of the fenestration in Le Corbusier’s chapel at Ronchamp,

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