• Bill Bury

    Wirtz Art

    At first glance, the 28 identically sized, framed paintings in this show seemed to spring from a familiar strategy: a series of variations on a compositional theme based on a certain group of elements in a prescribed format. In each small work, sinuous blobs reminiscent of ’50s coffee tables, Joan Miró-esque abstractions, and undersea life collide and overlap, punctuated by a loopy squiggle that terminates in the painted suggestion of a tiny glow. The blob’s lively protoplasmic shapes are rendered either as solid forms, in achingly beautiful combinations of dense, delicious-looking color, or as

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