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  • Gerry Bergstein

    Stux Gallery

    Gerry Bergstein is usually classed with a younger group of Boston figurative painters (Doug Anderson, Jon Imber) to whom he actually bears little relation. A seasoned artist in his early 40s, Bergstein's identity was formed under the mantle of Abstract Expressionism; he internalized Modernist angst through the traditional Picasso-to-Pollock lineage, absorbing along the way such third-generation influences as Gregory Amenoff.

    Yet Bergstein has always had an alienating bent. If he has quoted the New York School's spatial organization and lush painterliness he has also mocked it, employing a form

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