New York

Tom Fellner

White Columns

Tom Fellner’s exhibition of paintings at White Columns was part of a continuing curatorial series of solo shows of relatively unknown artists that are held in the White Room, a modest-sized room off the central exhibition space. In the few years since its assumption of this role, the White Room has served as a suitably proportioned gallery to view an at once sizable but not overly ambitious quantity of work by an emerging artist. Fellner, an artist still in the academic throes of development, was carefully articulate in exhibiting only six paintings from a single series, not straying with a retrospective inclusion of less mature work or erupting in a bravura performance of hit-or-miss experimentation.

Fellner’s highly repetitive and intentionally limited “Malkos” series (1985) is based upon the Indian raga “milks.” Ragas, the traditional music of India, are meditational pieces that are

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