• Herbert Creecy

    Nexus Contemporary Art Center

    This recent retrospective of Herbert Creecy’s work brought together 70 works, including the large acrylic paintings for which he is best known, as well as smaller canvases, mixed-media sculptures, and whimsical toy sculptures. The vocabulary and distinctive style of Creecy’s paintings, characterized by a diffuse focus and abrupt shifts in line and texture, have remained remarkably consistent throughout his mature career. Some works, like Potato Valley Creek under Pressure, 1987, are contests between straight diagonal lines (with occasional graceful curves) and smokelike trails and squirts of

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