• David Humphrey

    Wood Street Galleries

    This show of David Humphrey’s paintings and drawings made between 1987 and 1994 (which originated at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati) revealed an artist who blends figuration and abstraction—biomorphic forms are set against decorative grounds and figures are covered in painterly marks—to suggest an underlying narrative. In Confusion of Tongues, 1987, (the earliest of the works shown here) shapes resembling human heads float against a pale background; Guests, 1992, depicts a man and child against a faded image of a man and a woman; and Close, 1994, features Philip Guston–esque cartoon

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