Art fit for a small museum offers four good size solo exhibitions and another satellite show of some two dozen New York artists.
Mary Corse shows black paintings modulated into atmospheric surfaces with glitter, as well as glossy Miminal grids built from black ceramic squares. The work straddles the fence between ruminations on surface and pure unadulterated glitz.
Charles Fine also thinks about surface using slowly built layers of alkyd resin, wax and oil to produce nuances of color and shape that look trapped somewhere deep in the pigment. The result has the ephemeral, tricky dimensionality of a scene viewed through sheets of rain.
Roger Herman is a painterly realist with an eye for structure and a sense of humor about the ironies of contemporary life. Huge, well-endowed women occupy separate canvases and strut away from us. In "Social Security Bungalow" or "Large Yellow Housing Unit" Herman gives anonymous chairs or rows of condo terraces the tight, clean order of beehives.