New York

Stanley Boxer

André Emmerich Gallery

In his paintings, Stanley Boxer addresses issues of pictorial and painterly tradition, more so than most of the artists who have worked with formalist color abstraction. He creates multi-leveled spaces comprising amorphous patterns of sensitively coordinated colors and textures, which offer an illusionistic panoply of shifting focal points.The transitory energy of these layered forms is resolved by simpler, more repetitive linear configurations that occur intermittently at the edges of his paintings; and it reinforces a sense of the flat picture plane. However, Boxer’s attention to the materialistic and fragmented quality of painterly effect encourages an awareness of the works’ various transitions of color and surface. The paintings subtlety undermine any overall pictorial or formal unity. In this manner, they deny the viewer any ideal pictorial distance or point of view. Rather, their

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